2015 Euroscola Competition Winners
St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin - European Election Poster
You are running for election to the European Parliament. Design your election poster to include your election manifesto and describe what you will do to improve three current European issues that are affecting Irish people.
King’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Co. Dublin - A Day in the Life Video
Using the European Union motto United in Diversity as a starting point, and to show how their school embraces diversity, King’s Hospital students are producing a video focussing on a typical day in the life of an international student in the school. Students are also asked how they could do things differently to encourage integration.
St. Brigid’s College, Loughrea, Co. Galway - Refugee Welcome Pack
Students create a welcome pack for Syrian refugees (16-18 year olds) arriving in Ireland. The pack must take account of the history and culture of Syria, recent trauma experienced by the refugees, their language, cultural norms (sport, music, food). Items in the welcome pack should be described and a reason given for their inclusion.
St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth - Euroscola Euroselfie
Students design an A4 collage of European Selfies to include as many of the following: Selfie with the EU flag; selfie with an MEP; selfie with traditional food from another EU country; selfie with as many other European nationalities as possible; selfie with a student in different school uniform; selfie at a local business that focuses on products from another EU country.
Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork - Board Game: Skibb to Strasbourg
Starting in Skibbereen players answered questions on transport in the EU travelling through five European cities, Cork, London, Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam in order to reach Strasbourg.
Questions focussed on transport and its effects on the environment, the ever-increasing number of cars and the disparities in infrastructure across the EU. By playing the game students gained a greater appreciation and comprehension of all aspects of transport both in the cities visited and in rural areas.
Coláiste Nano Nagle, Limerick, Co. Limerick - EU Limerick from Limerick
Students were invited to write a Limerick from Limerick with a European theme. Entries were judged by a former teacher and local poet and the top 24 Limericks were chosen for the competition.
St. Mary’s College, Arklow, Co. Wicklow - A Century of Change in Europe
As Ireland prepares to commemorate the Easter Rising Centenary next year, students explore and research each EU country charting the major historical changes there between 1916 and 2016 (war/democracy/independence). Students will reflect on the road to independence and democracy not just in Ireland but in other EU countries during that time. The winning entries will be presented in a timeline poster to be displayed on Europe Day.