The raising of our Blue Flag in September was a cause of great excitement. Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) was awarded the Blue Flag in recognition of the great work on Europe done by the children in every class during the last school year. The children learned about many aspects of European life today and throughout history. We had visits from Ministers Joan Burton and Leo Varadkar who spoke to the older girls about the workings of the European institutions (like the European Parliament). The children:
- learned how decisions made in Europe affect us –and how we can influence the decisions that are made!
- became aware of the rich body of work by European musicians, poets, authors and painters
- explored European languages and the connections between them
- did projects on European countries.
Their work was displayed throughout the school over the course of the year and the children presented their findings to each other.
In this way, every child learned many new things about Europe and they enjoyed themselves in the process