Helping hands for Harry

Picture: Harry Grant gets a lift from other fourth class pupils of Glór Na Mara National School. Photo: Finbarr O’Rourke

A SCHOOL from Tramore is this year’s winner of the Our World Irish Aid Awards, which is the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s global citizenship programme for primary schools.

Glór Na Mara fourth class pupils and their teacher, Kate Marie Hearne, cheered with delight when Minister of State for International Development, Ciarán Cannon, made the announcement at the national final in Dublin Castle. This is the second time in three years that the school has won the top prize.

Kate Marie Hearne was named Teacher of the Year in 2016.

The school’s ‘Do One Thing and Leave No One Behind’ winning project is the culmination of months of work focusing on small changes that can make a big difference.

A group of pupils created video called ‘Save our Seas’. Others decided to investigate food miles and reducing our carbon footprint. Another group looked at reducing packaging in partnership with a local supermarket.

The school then hosted an open day at which they presented their work.


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