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Laois primary school launches Our World Irish Aid awards

Students at Scoil Bhríde National School in Portlaoise have launched the 2024 Our World Irish Aid Awards.

This will see primary students across Ireland mark 50 years of Ireland’s aid programme and efforts to tackle hunger and climate change.

The children in Scoil Bhríde put on a great display of their work in tackling hunger and climate change through their projects and their own vegetable patches in the school.

They were joined by Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming who congratulated all that took part.

He said: “They are a fantastic group of children and they were extremely engaged in their school work.

“The school principal, teachers and parents must be complimented for the great work they have achieved with these young students.

“The children in Scoil Bhríde will be taking part in this year’s awards which will focus on the theme of Food for Life.

“Students across Ireland will learn about farming practices that help to reduce the impacts of climate change, protect nature and wildlife while also helping local communities.

“It is important for young people to learn about the world they are growing up in and what they can do to make it a better place.

“I encourage all Laois primary schools to enter the Our World Irish Aid Awards in 2024

“Schools are invited to express their ideas and understanding of the issues in writing, song, film, artwork or another format of their choosing.

“The closing date for early submissions is Friday 19th January 2024. The final closing date for entries is Friday 8th March 2024.”