Powerstown ETNS are working very hard to achieve a “Blue Star Flag” this year.
What is the Blue Star Programme?
The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. The idea of the Programme is simple: to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities.
The Blue Star Programme aims to introduce participants (pupils, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the EU; what it means and how it works. The Programme also aims to foster a strong sense of awareness of the EU among its participants that reaches far beyond the school walls and out into the wider community.
How Does It Work?
Teams of students of all ages, from primary schools all over Ireland, are challenged to get creative and think about Europe by carrying out projects in relation to the history, geography, culture and creativity, and Institutions of the EU.
Each participating school is required to carry out projects and tasks, incorporating elements that include information about:
The foundation and development of the European Union
The cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe
What the European Union does and how its work affects the lives of citizens