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 8 Millennium Development Goals and the work of Irish Aid.
The Irish Aid Our World Awards gives primary school students in Irish classrooms a wonderful opportunity to explore development topics and the work of Irish Aid through project work.
The aim of the Awards is to raise awareness among Irish pupils of the lives of children and their families in developing countries.
The Awards give primary school students in Irish classrooms a wonderful opportunity to explore development topics and the work of Irish Aid through project work.
Teachers are provided with lesson plans, information and 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.
2013 was the eighth year of the Our World Irish Aid Awards programme for primary schools. More than a thousand schools and thirty thousand children, aged 8-12, all over Ireland took part this year. These Awards seek to raise awareness among Irish children of the United Nations 8 Millennium Development Goals.
By taking part, children also learn of the work of Irish Aid and their partners around the world in the fight against poverty and hunger. The 2013 Awards theme, “Education for all the world’s children” encouraged pupils to explore the links between education and poverty in the world and also the links between their lives and the lives of children and their families in developing countries.
Find Out More
For more information on the awards go to www.ourworldirishaidawards.ie