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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. …

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Pupils learning how to keep safe

UP to 100 children attending four primary schools in Ennis learned the importance of staying safe this week. The pupils of Ennis Educate Together, Ennis National School, Gaelscoil Micil Chíosog and CBS Primary School attended a ‘Keep Safe’ event at Cois na hAbhna which was hosted by the Health and Safety Authority and facilitated by Junior Achievement Ireland. The ‘Keep Safe’ involved a range of state agencies and organisations coming together to deliver a programme, directed at fifth and sixth class pupils, and aimed at promoting safety and community awareness through involving the children in a series of interactive scenarios. Sean Hyde, Senior Inspector with the Health and Safety Authority said the event is really useful because it teaches school children about safety both inside and outside of the home. “The children come to these events, with their teachers, and get a chance to learn from a wide range of agencies in a fun and interactive environment.,” he said. The …

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