St Helen’s NS features in Awards

by Rose Barrett

Minister for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, congratulated pupils and teachers from St Helen’s National School, Portmarnock, on being awarded the prestigious Our World Irish Aid Performance Award.

This was awarded for a powerful and inspiring rap entitled ‘Global Goals Are Our Aim’.  The rap was composed and performed by fourth class pupils and their teacher Síle Dowd and calls on the world to work together to make a difference and take action to make change happen. 

Their inspiring – and fun – music video submission calls attention to the Global Goals in a relatable and interesting way, encouraging us all to use our voices and drive change in our homes and communities telling us that “Peace and justice are what it’s about – if you don’t see it, scream and shout!”.

The announcement was made by Minister Brophy at a ceremony held at Farmleigh House and attended by pupils and teachers from 15 schools around the country.

Congratulating St Helen’s NS, Minister Brophy said: “I am so encouraged by the commitment of teachers and the enthusiasm of pupils.  Their willingness to challenge us all to do better for the benefit for everyone is commendable.”

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