Pupils from Cloughfin National School, Lifford Co. Donegal are celebrating making it to the national final of the prestigious 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards.
The announcement was made this week at the regional final at the Model Arts Centre, Sligo which saw 13 primary schools from the region compete for three of 12 places at the national final, Best Regional Newcomer, and Special Distinction Awards.
Our Display Board is ready for the Our World Irish Aid Awards regional finals in Sligo tomorrow. Pupils designed 17 shoeboxes, (one for each of the goals) used l.e.d. bulbs to light them up and used our green screen to teach others about the countries that Irish Aid assists. pic.twitter.com/F3w62lHN4q
— Cloughfin N.S. (@CloughfinNS) May 13, 2018
Cloughfin NS will travel to Dublin Castle on Wednesday 20th June 2018 to showcase their project as they compete for the overall ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.
As well as exhibiting their work and taking part in a number of activities at the regional final, pupils and teachers heard from special speaker Garda Darran Conlon who shared his experience of promoting diversity through sport in Ballyhaunis and, in particular, his commitment to the integration of immigrant children, many of whom are from developing countries.
Students from St Eunans NS and Buncrana NS were also honoured at the Sligo regional final.