Limerick school scores special award

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Limerick school scores special award

A school in Kilmallock has received a special humanitarian award from one of the country’s leading aid agencies.

Caherelly National School from Grange, Kilmallock, were one of a number of select schools from around the country to receive the 2017 GOAL Humanitarian School Award.
 
The primary and post-primary schools received the award from GOAL as a result of their participation in development education and fundraising activities organised by GOAL last year.
 
“GOAL established the ‘GOAL Humanitarian School Award’ in 2016 to inspire humanitarianism in primary and secondary schools across the country,” explained GOAL’s Development Education Coordinator, Louise Merrigan.
 
All schools received a special certificate confirming their award, and their name has been added to GOAL’s ‘Humanitarian Schools Roll of Honour’ on the GOAL website.
 
Principal of Caherelly NS, Fionnuala Allen, said the school was delighted to receive the award. “Our students really benefitted from an educational visit from GOAL and were inspired to further investigate global citizenship and children’s human rights as a result,” she said. “They thoroughly enjoyed raising money for those less fortunate by taking part in GOAL Jersey Day, knowing the difference that the money would make after our educational visit from GOAL brought the topic to life.
 
Primary and post-primary school that are interested in a development education visit from GOAL should contact [email protected].
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