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Saturday 17 November 2018

College scoops award

Winners......pictured at the presentation of the Maltese Cross Award to St. Mary's College, Ballisodare, were: John Dennehy, vice-President, Maltese Award; Ms. Mary Clyne, teacher, St. Mary's College; Maltese Ambassador, His Excellence Mr. Richard Muscat; and students, Patrick Lowe, Deirdre Boland and Mary Healy.
Winners......pictured at the presentation of the Maltese Cross Award to St. Mary's College, Ballisodare, were: John Dennehy, vice-President, Maltese Award; Ms. Mary Clyne, teacher, St. Mary's College; Maltese Ambassador, His Excellence Mr. Richard Muscat; and students, Patrick Lowe, Deirdre Boland and Mary Healy.

A Sligo college has scooped a major national award for a project on the promotion of human rights.St. Marys College, Ballysadare, was awarded the Maltese Cross Award in a national competition sponsored by the Embassy of Malta in Dublin at a ceremony at the Embassy on Earlsfort Terrace.Three students from St. Marys Amnesty International Society represented their s

By Jim Gray

A Sligo college has scooped a major national award for a project on the promotion of human rights.

St. Mary’s College, Ballysadare, was awarded the Maltese Cross Award in a national competition sponsored by the Embassy of Malta in Dublin at a ceremony at the Embassy on Earlsfort Terrace.

Three students from St. Mary’s Amnesty International Society represented their school. Mary Healy, Deirdre Boland and Patrick Lowe were accompanied by their teacher, Ms. Mary Clyne and the Deputy Principal, Ms. Suzanne Thorn.

On arrival at the Embassy students and teachers from St. Mary’s and three other competing schools who were finalists in the competition, were greeted by Ms. Ruth Farrugia, Chargé d’Affaires. Mary Banotti, Vice President, Board of the International Centre for Missing Children, conversed warmly with the students before the Ambassador’s address.

His Excellency, Richard Muscat, the chairman of the award, addressed the gathering. In a powerful speech he spoke of his commitment to Human Rights and the continuing need in our world for vigilance with regard to freedom of expression, but also the need for awareness concerning the abuse of freedom of speech. Amongst the many topics he spoke passionately about were China’s human rights abused in Tibet and the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King.



Dr. Cremin complimented the school on the outstanding quality of their project, The Right to Health and Human Development, Focusing on HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.





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