Blue Star Programme

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As part of the Blue Star Programme, which is a primary school initiative that aims to foster better knowledge and understanding of the European Union, we hosted a Europe Day on Monday 8th May.

It was an opportunity for the pupils to showcase projects they had completed and European songs and dances they had learned.

Laila’s dad, Stefan, spoke to the children about growing up in France and how it differs to Ireland.

We were honoured that Marian Harkin, MEP, was able to accept our invitation to talk to the children, staff and parents about her life as a MEP. Also in attendance were Brendan Smith, TD for Cavan/Monaghan and local County Councillors, Seán Smith, Peter McVitty and Damien Brady.

Afterwards everyone got to sample a wide variety of European dishes which the parents and children had prepared.

​To mark the very special visit of a MEP to our school, Kevin and Fintan Cassidy presented Marian with a mural entitled “Buttons and Bows” commemorating the 40 children who died in the 1916 Rising. The mural was designed and produced by their dad, Seanie Cassidy, who kindly donated it to mark her visit.

What a memorable day!