Mairead McGuinness MEP for Kildare and first Vice-President of the European Parliament recently visited Maynooth Educate Together National School which is participating in the Blue Star programme.
The programme aims to foster, through classroom projects and activities, better knowledge and understanding amongst primary pupils about the European Union.
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.
“The school has embraced the programme with great enthusiasm,” the MEP said.
“I was impressed by their team work and gifts of music and song.
“And it was wonderful to see the impressive food festival the school put on to display how much the students have learned about the cultural diversity of the European Union.”
The MEP undertook a site visit of the new Educate Together school now being built and due to open in September.
“Everyone is looking forward to having their new school up and running in the not too distant future.
“I was delighted to see that construction is proceeding well and that the new school will provide excellent facilities for pupils and students,” she said.