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14-02-2013

Blue Star Programme Workshop for Teachers

Teachers participating in this year's Blue Star Programme for primary schools attended a workshop hosted by the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland.  Among the speakers were Seán Kelly, MEP.

Teachers participating in this year's Blue Star Programme for primary schools  attended a workshop hosted by the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland.  94 schools across the country registered for the programme this year.

Speakers on the day were Seán Kelly, MEP, Geoffery Keating, Department of the Taoiseach, Andrea Pappin, Spokesperson for the EU Presidency, Joan Flanagan, European Commission Representation in Ireland, Noelle O'Connnell and Billie Sparks, European Movement and Francis Jacobs, European Parliament Information Office in Ireland.  

The teachers heard about the work of the European Institutions, Ireland's Presidency of the EU, the role of the Taoiseach's Department and the Irish Permanent Representation in Brussels.

Practical workshops took place in the afternoon where best practices were exchanged.  A Blue Star will be awarded to participating schools once they have completed the programme

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Click here for further information on the Blue Star Programme
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