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St Ciarans NS win 2014 Our World Awards

Development Education, News/feature, Ireland, Global, 2014
St. Ciaran’s National School, Hartstown, who were selected as 2014 Our World Irish Aid Awards winners

Pupils from St. Ciaran's National School celebrate winning the 2014 Our World Irish Aid Awards at Dublin Castle.

On the 17th June at Dublin Castle, the national final of the Our World Irish Aid Awards were held in Dublin Castle.

A drawing which was included in one of the projects submitted for the 2014 Our World Irish Aid AwardsEleven schools competed in the national final, chosen from the 60 schools that had made it to four regional finals held in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin.

The pupils from St. Ciaran’s National School in Hartstown, Dublin claimed the top prize for their project entitled ‘World Don’t Hide – Cherish Every Child’.

The St. Ciaran’s students came up with the idea of a 'wishing well', then asked pupils to write their wishes on paper stars and put them into the well. They also came up with the concept of a ‘secret box’ which claimed to have ‘the answer to all the world’s problems on the inside’. On opening the box users were confronted with their own reflection. 

This year was the 9th year of the awards which are designed to engage primary school students in the Millennium Development Goals and development issues.

A paper chain of people holding hands decorated one of the projects submitted to the Our World Irish Aid Awards

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