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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 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.

Minister Costello launches the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014 at Scoil Bhara

Minister Costello launches the 2014 Our World Irish Aid Awards at Scoil Bhara

2014 is the ninth 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 last year, and we look forward to seeing this year’s entries. 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 2014 Awards theme, “A Better Future for all the World’s Children” encourages pupils to explore 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