Tuesday 16 September 2014

Pupils enjoy 'day on the continent'

Niamh Keegan

Published 13/05/2014 | 05:34

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Pupils from Boolavogue Ns and Scoil Eoin Baiste Galbally were in Wexford County Council on Friday afternoon for Europe Day Celebration's. Eamon Doyle, Luke Hynes and Ian Dunne (Galbally NS), Jack Tyrrell, Ciaran Walsh and Jim Gahan (Boolavogue Ns)

Galbally and Boolavogue National Schools held celebrations at Wexford's County Hall building on Friday to celebrate Europe Day and the founding of the European Union.

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Some 98 children aged between nine and 12 years from Scoil Eoin Baiste in Galbally, and from Boolavogue National School, exhibited their knowledge of European countries, culture and food to visitors and staff, accompanied by school principals Siobhan Doyle and Laura Walsh, as well as Boolavogue teacher, Julie Sinnott.

Ms Doyle, the principal at Galbally, said the children had produced a year's worth of project work on all things European in a bid to win a Blue Star Flag, which is European Commission initiative to foster better understanding and knowledge of the EU through classroom projects and activities.

'We are the only schools in the county to mark the occasion and the success of this event proves how productive small schools can be,' she said.

Mayor of Wexford Ger Lawlor and Councillor Ted Howlin, among others, enjoyed the event viewing the exhibtions, and models of European landmarks, as well as tasting their homemade food.

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