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Our World Irish Aid Awards

Our World Awards is an annual awards programme for Irish pupils from third to sixth class. Pupils work in pairs, as a class or as a whole school to present a project, exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the work of Irish Aid.

The Awards help Irish pupils and to understand the links between their lives and the lives of children and their families in developing countries Taking part in the Awards gives primary school pupils a wonderful opportunity to explore development topics and the work of Irish Aid. 

Teachers and pupils are provided with lesson plans, activities, games and information online at:  and receive print copies of pupils magazines, as well as support and advice throughout. Children present their ideas in a range of media including, artwork, drama, photo, film, new media, music, and traditional project presentations.

Our World Irish Aid Awards 2019

The 2019 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools was launched on 14 January at Craughwell National School in Craughwell, Co. Galway by Minister Ciaran Cannon. This is the fourteenth year of the Awards and this year's theme is "Leave No One Behind", which asks teachers and pupils nationwide to think about how they can transform the world through the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The Awards enable Irish pupils aged 8-13 to become aware of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Ireland's contribution through Irish Aid to the achievement of the Goals. Over 1,300 primary schools throughout Ireland were involved in the Our World Irish Aid Awards in 2018.

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For more information on the awards go to