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Global Citizenship Week success for Moville Community College

Moville CC has a long tradition of promoting Global Citizenship in all aspects of school life. We are delighted to be one of only ten schools in Ireland taking part in the EU “Get Up & Goals” project and to be an established member of the Worldwise Global Schools programme,This year, we were delighted to host a number of events as part of this special week in Moville. The events ran form Nov 20-22 inclusive.

As part of our work with the EU project , we are working at promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our school and wider community. As part of this, we invited Irish Aid to visit Moville. Irish Aid offer educational workshops in their main office in Dublin. The workshops give information on the work of Irish Aid,the Global goals and there is a cultural aspect also.They agreed to make Moville a pilot project for looking at the possibility of offering their workshops in rural areas.The workshops were a massive success and catered to hundreds of Inishowen teachers and students (both primary and secondary)who might not have been able to avail of these workshops otherwise. Thanks to the Irish Aid team of Ana Barbu. Michael Chanda and Niamh Blake who made these workshops such a success.We hope that we will see them in Donegal again soon.

Also, as part of Global Citizenship education , we are partnered with St. Francis’ NS in Clonmany who are also promoting themes around the Global goals in their school. These students travelled to Moville CC where they attended a very informative talk on Palm Oil delivered by Jo Fowler from the Farm Shop here in Moville. These 5th class students then received a tour of the school which highlighted ways Moville CC attempt to make the school as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. They walked to Glencrow hall where they thoroughly enjoyed the Irish Aid workshops.

Thanks to the Irish Aid team and Jo Fowler for sharing their information in an interesting and fun way. Thanks to EU “Get Up & Goals” project for helping fund this event, to the PA members who helped out during the week,to William Mc Corkell for being so helpful in Glencrow hall and to all the staff and students of Moville CC who made this event so successful. Well done all!

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