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Primary schools to focus on EU

Primary schools  in Clare are being urged to sign up by next Friday for the Blue Star programme.

Blue Star is an exciting education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. The programme aims to introduce pupils, teachers, parents and the wider community to the EU, what it means and how it works. It has already been rolled out successfully in over 200 schools since 2011, and the intention is to increase this over the coming three years.

All schools are eligible no matter how big or how small.

Joe Bishop of European Movement Ireland, who manages the programme said, “We want to encourage schools to sign up by next week’s deadline, so that we can start to send all the information out as soon as possible. We have lots of free resources, advice and support available, including a great curriculum guide developed by teachers themselves.

“We’re delighted that previous participating schools have been so positive about the Blue Star Programme. One of the pieces of advice though is to get up and running as soon as possible” added Mr Bishop.

There will also be a free training programme in January for any teachers who would like to attend.

To register interest or to get more information, national schools are encouraged to contact bluestar@europeanmovement.ie or ‘phone (01) 662 5815.

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