Coláiste Bríde to take part in pi­lot ‘Global Schools’ pro­gramme

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

EN­NIS­COR­THY’S Coláiste Bríde is to be the only school in Co Wex­ford cho­sen to take part in a pi­lot pro­gramme fo­cus­ing on Ire­land’s for­eign pol­icy and re­la­tion­ship with the wider world. ‘Global Ire­land’ is an am­bi­tious pro­gramme which seeks to dou­ble Ire­land’s im­pact in the world by 2025. The fo­cus on schools is just one el­e­ment of this.

The ‘Global Schools’ pro­gramme was con­ceived as a means of en­gag­ing sec­ond-level stu­dents into the three cen­tral el­e­ments of ‘Global Ire­land’ - namely how we trade, the bi­lat­eral and mul­ti­lat­eral part­ner­ships we build and our wider con­tri­bu­tion to the world.

The pro­gramme is also an op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age an ex­plo­ration of Ire­land’s role in the UN and its im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions to peace­keep­ing, some­thing ev­i­dently close to the heart of lo­cal TD and Min­is­ter of State with Re­spon­si­bil­ity for De­fence, Paul Ke­hoe.

Coláiste Bríde is one of 40 schools who will take part in the pi­lot on Jan­uary 10, wel­com­ing diplo­mats, aid work­ers and UN peace-keep­ers to the school over the course of an in­for­ma­tive morn­ing.

Min­is­ter Ke­hoe was de­lighted to an­nounce that the En­nis­cor­thy school would be part of the pi­lot, say­ing: ‘ This is a fan­tas­tic learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents of Coláiste Bride.

Stu­dents will hear first hand how our De­fence Forces, diplo­mats and aid work­ers op­er­ate on a the global scale.’

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