Bremore ETSS awarded a WWGS Global Passport for their commitment to Global Citizenship Education

April 18, 2019 0

Students from a North Dublin secondary school collected a national award for global citizen education, at a recent conference at Croke Park in Dublin. Bremore Educate Together Secondary School, Balbriggan was awarded the WorldWise Global Schools Diplomatic Global Passport in recognition of their work in the area of global citizenship education.

bremore_etssBremore Educate Together Secondary School have been focusing on sustainability through subjects such ad Science Art and technology, CSPE, Ethical education and Geography.Students have been busy designing events for Fairtrade Fortnight and are working hard to engage with their community more. ‘They have held assemblies on climate change and their use of plastic, part of the ‘end of plastic fantastic project’ they have also been in touch with local papers to communicate their work and commitment to global issues across the community’ says WorldWise Global Schools Director, Aishling McGrath. 

Max Balagula and Mike Kiernan from Bremore ETSS (pictured) were amongst 320 people from 60 secondary schools gathered recently in Croke Park for the 6thannual Irish Aid WorldWise Global Schools conference ‘Connecting for Change’, where 34 of the schools were awarded WWGS Global Passports for their commitment to making the world a better place.

The conference led by its MC, TV presenter Philip Smyth,  consisted of school exhibits, interactive workshops, plenary discussions and was topped off at the end of the day with the students having a mini-protest on the issues they are concerned about such as climate change, the need to reform the direct provision system, trade justice and many other issues.