What the Judges are looking for

Our panel of judges spend a lot of time carefully reviewing all of the hard work from every school. Schools all over Ireland show us how they have brought the world into their classroom in their own creative ways, and our judges love to see that creativity shining through.

When selecting projects for the short list, our judges look for the following:

Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching about Poverty and Development

Poverty and climate change are some of the greatest challenges facing humanity today and in the future. As global citizens, it is vital that children are educated about these issues. Children’s ability to understand is related to their age and personal experience, so this must be done in an age appropriate way, as well as making them aware of the many improvements that are now taking place, through countries working together. The UN’s Global Goals are key to fighting world poverty and climate change and Ireland is playing a very important part in this global effort to create a better world and a better future.

The following are good practice guidelines for teaching about poverty and development, and are particularly relevant for participation in the Awards: