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Dundalk students receive global schools award

St Louis awarded ‘WWGS Global Passport’

Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Dundalk students receive global schools award

Joanne Malone and Laiba Wajahat from St Louis SS Dundalk receive a Diplomatic Global Passport from Aidan Clifford at the WWGS Annual Conference 2019

St Louis Secondary School Dundalk has been awarded the WorldWise Global Schools Diplomatic Global Passport, in recognition of their work in the area of global citizenship education. 

The school has been very busy exploring the global goals this year. Every class has an Environmental Representative because protecting and sustaining the environment is seen as very important to them.

This year they had a particular focus on climate action and life below water, which they have explored in geography, science, home economics and CSPE.

"St Louis is proud of its rich heritage and its tradition of educating articulate, compassionate and dynamic young women who can step out into the world ready for whatever the 21st Century wants to throw at them", says WorldWise Global Schools Director, Aishling McGrath. 

Laiba Wajahat and Joanne Malone from St Louis Dundalk pictured above were amongst 320 people from 60 secondary schools gathered recently in Croke Park for the 6th annual 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.