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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 Awards 2016

The 2016 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools was launched on 12 January at Vicarstown National School in Co. Cork by Minister Sean Sherlock, This is the eleventh year of the Awards and this year’s theme is “Our World, Our Future”. 

Last year, more than a thousand schools and thirty thousand children, aged 8-12, all over Ireland took part, and we look forward to seeing this year’s entries. The Awards enable Irish pupils aged 8-13 to become aware of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to fight global poverty, and Ireland’s contribution through  Irish Aid to the achievement of  the Goals.


Find Out More

For more information on the awards go to