Mairead McGuinness MEP for Westmeath and first Vice-President of the European Parliament paid an official visit to Drumraney National School last week.
She said there is something very special about Drumraney, which she described as “a very unique school.”
“I have made strong friendships and connections with the school community and children. It’s one of the visits I look forward to every year and I learn so much from listening to what the children have to say.
“When I asked for advice on handling the Brexit negotiations a wise young boy urged me to breathe in and breathe out,” she said.
Drumraney is participating in the Blue Star programme, which aims to foster, through classroom projects and activities, better knowledge and understanding amongst primary pupils about the European Union.
Among other things, it examines the foundation and development of the European Union, the cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe and the role of the EU: what it does and how its work affects the lives of European citizens.
This is the sixth year in which the school is participating in the programme and also marked Ms McGuinness’s sixth visit to the school as part of the programme.
The MEP paid tribute to Principal Laura Silke and the teachers for enrolling the school in the Blue Star Programme so that pupils understand the European Union.