Sixth class pupils of Glór na Mara in Tramore, Waterford were announced as the 2017 national winners of the Our World Irish Aid Awards for their ‘Be the Change for People and Planet’ project.
The Newcomer School of the Year award was awarded to St Mary’s Convent Primary in Nenagh, Tipperary. Teacher Shane O’Neill from Christ the King N.S, Caherdavin, Limerick City, received the Teacher of the Year award for his continued commitment to development education.
The top 3 schools from each region (Sligo, Dublin, Limerick, Cork) were invited to attend the National Final in Dublin Castle! Here, pupils:
Had a fantastic day out with their class group who participated in the Awards
Saw their work and the work of all the other finalists in an exhibition
Were selected to take part in an exciting pupil-led stage show
Took part in the interactive games and activities
Represented their school and received a prestigious Our World Irish Aid Awards 2016/17 trophy for their school