We all had a great day today during Mairead’s visit.
The children really did us proud with their presentation on Belgium.
Mairead was also very impressed by the tunes they played on the trumpet.
As always, their favourite part of all was when the ice-cream van came after our awards ceremony.
On Wednesday, 9th May, Drumraney N.S. was one of three schools in the country to be presented with a Blue Star 5-Year Achievement Award. The award was presented by Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs. The ceremony took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the children were later featured on News2Day programme on RTE.
The children presented their Blue Star projects on the day to over two hundred attendees including Ministers, TDs, Ambassadors and MEPs.
The children, staff and Helen McEntee TD gathered in the courtyard of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham to participate in ‘A Handshake for Europe’ to celebrate Europe Day.
Well done to the pupils and staff of Drumraney N.S. on their tremendous achievement.
In order to acknowledge our ongoing participation in the Blue Star Programme, over the past five years, the programme’s organisers have invited us to a very special event in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Europe Day, Wednesday 9th May.
We are all so excited about our trip to Dublin and we look forward to celebrating Europe Day and our 5-Year Achievement Award in style!
Two members of the Fire Brigade in Athlone came out to visit our school to discuss the importance of Fire Safety with us. They thought us that there are a few simple things the adults at home can do to keep our families safe from fire.
We were told to advise our parents to view the Fire Safety Week website for more information.
The Good Friday Agreement has played a very significant role in creating peace on the island of Ireland since it was ratified in May 1998.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Education and Skills organised a unique competition for schools, based on the theme of ‘20 Years of Peace and Reconciliation on the island of Ireland’.
Entries were to be of a creative nature so the children worked collaboratively to designed and create the following poster:
More details about the Agreement itself can be found at https://www.dfa.ie/our-role-policies/northern-ireland/the-good-friday-agreement-and-today/.