Mairead McGuinness MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament visited Our Lady’s College, Greenhills, Drogheda on Friday (17th May) to present a new school award recognizing students who have made a difference to the school community.
As part of the school’s prize giving ceremony, the award for ‘making a difference’ was presented to Ms Hanratty’s transition year maths class for their project to improve the bathroom facilities in the school.
McGuinness praised the school for acknowledging those students who made a difference to the school, saying that in society everyone contributes in a different way and it’s important to acknowledge this.
The MEP spoke to students about her work as an MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament.
She spoke of the divisions in society and in politics which makes it increasingly difficult for progress to be made for the common good.
She urged the young women to continue their work serving their community. She said: “I have no doubt your work is both personally rewarding and uplifting for the school community, it’s the very essence of what makes any community great,” she said.
The MEP said it was a pleasure to meet students who are so enthusiastic about school and learning.
She thanked Principal Geraldine Mulvihill, Teacher Tim O’Connell and all the staff in Our Lady’s College for facilitating her visit.