Blue Star Programme http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie The Blue Star Programme is a venture of the Communicating Europe Initiative Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:33:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Blue Star Programme at FÉILTE 2017 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-programme-feilte-2017/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-programme-feilte-2017/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:40:25 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=2004 We were delighted that Peter Kane, a Blue Star Programme Champion teacher from Galway, was able to showcase the Blue Star Programme at his stand for Féilte 2017. Here is what Peter had to say about his day at the RDS:

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We were delighted that Peter Kane, a Blue Star Programme Champion teacher from Galway, was able to showcase the Blue Star Programme at his stand for Féilte 2017.

Here is what Peter had to say about his day at the RDS:

The annual Teaching Council Feilte Conference was held on the in the RDS on Saturday, October 7th. There were over 1,000 teachers in attendance, with the majority being Primary Teachers. The theme for the event was ‘Leading Learning for All’, and the Blue Star Programme stand was one of 50 teacher-led showcases and workshops spanning projects from across the education sector, demonstrating the innovation happening in teaching and learning in schools across the country.

As a keen advocate of EU educational projects I was delighted to attend and to showcase the Blue Star programme.  I was assisted by two 6th class pupils who travelled up for the day with their mums.  We set up the stand the night before.  We had an extremely busy day with huge numbers of teachers looking for information and availing of the Blue Star Programme information literature available on the day.  

Both pupils, Ronan and Nathan, were super and their enthusiasm was infectious throughout the day.  It is great to get the pupil perspective as it is of course they who do all the work in such projects!  We basically outlined the programme structure and the cross-curricular benefits of participating in a programme which should fit neatly into the school year without much additional work.  Teachers simply don’t have time for programmes which take up a lot of additional and invaluable class time, so we stressed the flexibility and ‘do-ability’ of the programme.  Overall a great day and it should certainly raise awareness in many schools who were previously unaware of such a programme. Overall a perfect showcase event for any organisation to highlight their programme.

-Peter Kane.

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Minister Flanagan Praises The Blue Star Programme! http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/minister-flanagan-praises-blue-star/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/minister-flanagan-praises-blue-star/#respond Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:57:16 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1702 The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has spoken about and welcomed the success of the Blue Star Programme. Speaking about the programme in a press release, Minister Flanagan said: “Ireland’s future lies within the European Union and it is really important that our young people understand the origins of the European […]

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has spoken about and welcomed the success of the Blue Star Programme.

Speaking about the programme in a press release, Minister Flanagan said:

“Ireland’s future lies within the European Union and it is really important that our young people understand the origins of the European Union, the benefits of membership and the importance of being active and informed citizens.”

The Minister went on to say:

“The teachers involved in delivering the Blue Star programme have shown great commitment to bring the EU to life for their students. I recall my recent visit to Shanganamore N.S. in Co. Laois, where I was very impressed by the interest and enthusiasm shown by the students of the school in the development of the EU and its future and I am sure that this is typical of the response from students across Ireland who have benefited from this programme.”

The Minister also acknowledged the importance this year has for the programme and the wider Irish and European community with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome upon us, on March 25.

We at the Blue Star Programme are grateful for the show of support and kind words from Minister Flanagan about the work that we do.

If anyone would like to contact us, feel free to do so at bluestar@europeanmovement.ie. For those involved, we would encourage you to keep an eye on the Blue Star programme website and the European Movement Ireland Twitter account @emireland throughout the year for info and updates.  We love seeing your work so please Facebook, Tweet or email us with photos, videos and feedback.

– The Blue Star Team.

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Blue Star Update, December 2016 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-december-2016/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-december-2016/#respond Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:17:24 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1681 There’s still a short while to register for the Blue Star programme 2016- 2017!  If you are interested, please send us a Registration Form as soon as possible or email us at bluestar@europeanmovement.ie for more information. To those schools already registered, we hope you are enjoying working on the programme!  From the many Action Plans we […]

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There’s still a short while to register for the Blue Star programme 2016- 2017!  If you are interested, please send us a Registration Form as soon as possible or email us at bluestar@europeanmovement.ie for more information.

To those schools already registered, we hope you are enjoying working on the programme!  From the many Action Plans we have received, there seems to be an amazing level of creativity being put into projects and we are really looking forward to seeing your work in the new year.  For those of you who have not yet submitted your Action Plan, we would ask you to please do so as soon as possible. If you are looking for inspiration, have a look at our Sample Action Plan.

We would encourage you to keep an eye on the Blue Star programme website and the European Movement Ireland Twitter account at @emireland throughout the year for info and updates.  We love seeing your work so please Facebook, Tweet or email us with photos, videos and feedback.

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Please keep us posted if you have Ambassadors, TDs, Senators, MEPs or other visitors coming to your school as part of the Blue Star programme.  You can fill in this short form to let us know: www.bluestarprogramme.ie/visitor-form/.  Do let us know if we can be of any help with facilitating a visit.

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For each year of the Blue Star programme, we identify a civic society element which can act as an overarching theme for the work of the pupils. These additional civic society elements have been highlighted by some teachers as the reason they repeat the programme year-on-year.  For 2016-2017, we have decided to focus on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Please note that is not compulsory to include this or any theme but for those of you interested, the Treaty of Rome was signed on 25 March 1957 and established the European Economic Community.  In March 2017, there will be celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary around Europe, with a big one planned for Rome, which could feed in well into the pupils’ work in the new year.

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Finally, each year we organise a Blue Star programme teacher training workshop which facilitates teachers to learn more about the programme and to share best practice with each other.  For more information on this, please email bluestar@europeanmovement.ie

 

If you would like any more information on the topics above or any other aspect of the Blue Star programme, feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll be more than happy to advise you.

Wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!

-The Blue Star Team

 

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There’s still time to register for the Blue Star Programme 2016-2017! http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/theres-still-time-register-blue-star-programme-2016-2017/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/theres-still-time-register-blue-star-programme-2016-2017/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:39:47 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1675 We’ll soon be sending Action Plans to all the schools across Ireland who have already registered for the Blue Star Programme 2016-2017, kicking off phase 2 of this year’s Programme. If you’d like to learn more, act quickly and please fill in a Registration Form. We’ll then send you all the info you need and put […]

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We’ll soon be sending Action Plans to all the schools across Ireland who have already registered for the Blue Star Programme 2016-2017, kicking off phase 2 of this year’s Programme.

If you’d like to learn more, act quickly and please fill in a Registration Form. We’ll then send you all the info you need and put you on the list to receive an Action Plan.

We’re looking forward to getting started…!

Go here to learn more about the Programme.

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Blue Star Programme 2016-2017 – Registration Now Open http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-programme-2015-1016-registration-now-open/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-programme-2015-1016-registration-now-open/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:59:46 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1620 The registration process for the 2016-2017 Blue Star Programme is now open! European Movement Ireland is delighted to confirm that the Blue Star Programme will be running for its sixth year over the 2016-2017 school term and the registration process for interested primary schools across Ireland is now open! Go here to learn more.

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The registration process for the 2016-2017 Blue Star Programme is now open!

European Movement Ireland is delighted to confirm that the Blue Star Programme will be running for its sixth year over the 2016-2017 school term and the registration process for interested primary schools across Ireland is now open!

Go here to learn more.

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Blue Star Update, June 2016 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-june-2016/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-june-2016/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:33:10 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1550 With the Blue Star Programme 2015/2016 now drawing to a close, we wanted to give you one last update this year of the many goings on. Thanks to the Blue Star teachers, this year’s Programme was another great success!  Now in its fifth year, the popularity of the Programme continues to grow, with over 180 […]

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With the Blue Star Programme 2015/2016 now drawing to a close, we wanted to give you one last update this year of the many goings on.

Thanks to the Blue Star teachers, this year’s Programme was another great success!  Now in its fifth year, the popularity of the Programme continues to grow, with over 180 schools taking part this year alone, from every county in Ireland.

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Many thanks to all of you who have submitted your Blue Star Final Reports.  We were very impressed by the brilliant work you and the pupils have been doing throughout the year.  We greatly enjoyed reading about it and looking at the colourful photos you included!  It was also very helpful to read your feedback on the Blue Star Programme and we will try our best to incorporate it as the Programme continues.

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As you know, submitting the Final Report is required for you to officially complete the Programme and attain your Certificates of Achievement.  Here in the office, we have been busy packing up the Certificates, ready to send around the country!  For those of you who have submitted your Final Report, your official Blue Star Certificates of Achievement – signed by the Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy TD, and Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, the National Implementation of the Blue Star Programme, Noelle O Connell, as you can see in the photo – are on the way and should be with you soon, and certainly before the end of the school year.

For the few of you who haven’t yet submitted your Final Report, please do as soon as you can so we can get your Certificates out to you.  The deadline for submission was 20 May, however late submissions can still be emailed to bluestar@europeanmovement.ie or bluestarprogramme2016@gmail.com (which is the alternative email address we created only for Final Report submission due to the large size of the files).  Here is the link to the document you will need: www.bluestarprogramme.ie/resources.   If you have any questions, please get in touch with us here in the office and we’ll be more than happy to help you in any way that we can.

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On Europe Day, 9 May, we were joined in Dublin City Hall by Gardiner Street Primary School from Dublin and St Thomas National School from Rathmore in Westmeath.  Both schools have completed all five years of the Blue Star Programme, so congratulations to them!  To mark the occasion, we were also joined by Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Janice Boylan, and Minister for European Affairs, the EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, who made a special presentation to each school.

Together with pupils from both schools and European Movement Ireland’s Executive Director, Noelle O Connell, Councillor Boylan and Minister Murphy formed a ‘Handshake for Europe’ as you can see below to celebrate Europe and symbolise the solidarity and diversity between them as EU citizens.  We all had a great day and the event was covered as part of RTE’s News2Day programme.  Thanks again to Gardiner Street Primary School and St Thomas National School for being involved and for all their hard work over the past five years.

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We were also delighted that so many of you got in touch to tell us about the other wonderful celebrations and ‘Handshakes for Europe’ which took place in schools throughout the country to mark Europe Day.  We do hope that the pupils enjoyed the opportunity to showcase their hard work as part of the Blue Star Programme and we would like to thank the schools and teachers for organising such events.

We would also like to thank all the MEPs, Ambassadors and TDs who visited Blue Star schools on Europe Day and on other days throughout the year.  We have consistently gotten good feedback from the visits, with the VIPs often telling us how impressed they are by the pupils’ work and knowledge.  Well done to the schools and teachers for organising the visits and, as always, we would love to see any photos you may have from them.

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Finally, a big thank-you and congratulations once again to all of the schools who have participated in the Blue Star Programme this year.  We were delighted to have the highest number of participating schools yet and to receive such positive feedback about the Programme.

Looking ahead, registration for the Blue Star Programme 2016/2017 will open on the www.bluestarprogramme.ie website around the start of the next school year.  For those teachers interested in taking part, please email bluestar@europeanmovement.ie with your details and we will contact you at that time.  We hope to see many of you registering again next year and please do spread the word!

If you would like any more information on the topics above or any other aspect of the Blue Star Programme, feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll be more than happy to advise you. Otherwise, thanks again and have a great summer!

 – The Blue Star Team

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Blue Star Update, April 2016 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-april-2016/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-april-2016/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:17:28 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1530 With just over a month to go until Europe Day on Monday, 9 May things are really picking up on the Blue Star Programme! We love hearing from schools about how you’re planning to mark this important day and hope to visit as many schools as physically possible! Visits  Ambassadors and MEPs have been busy […]

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With just over a month to go until Europe Day on Monday, 9 May things are really picking up on the Blue Star Programme! We love hearing from schools about how you’re planning to mark this important day and hope to visit as many schools as physically possible!

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 Ambassadors and MEPs have been busy visiting schools up and down the country in recent weeks. School visits are a great opportunity to showcase pupils’ work as part of the Blue Star Programme and for pupils to learn about the EU in a practical, hands-on way.

Thomas Kluck of the Dutch Embassy visiting Dromleigh NS, Cork.

Thomas Kluck of the Dutch Embassy visiting Dromleigh NS, Cork.

Deirdre Clune visiting Cullen NS, Cork.

Deirdre Clune visiting Cullen NS, Cork.

We would like to thank all the MEPs, Ambassadors and TDs who have visited Blue Star schools, and of course the schools and teachers themselves for all their work on the Programme and in organising the visits. We look forward to visiting plenty more schools between now and the summer holidays and to hearing about many more visits around the country.

 

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 Europe Day on Monday, 9 May is the culmination of the Blue Star Programme every year and is always a great day! In the past we’ve seen food fairs, parades in local communities, school Eurovision competitions, art exhibitions inspired by famous European artists, flag days, parents’ days and lots in between.

Europe Day is an excellent opportunity to showcase your school’s work and activities as part of the Blue Star Programme – to pupils, their families and the wider community. Why not write to your local MEP or invite one of the EU Ambassadors to visit your school as part of your Europe Day celebrations? MEPs and Ambassadors love getting involved in the Blue Star Programme and seeing how pupils around the country are learning about the work of the EU, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

We also ask pupils and teachers to mark Europe Day with a ‘Handshake for Europe’ which sees pupils and teachers shake hands with each other to recognise the solidarity that exists among European citizens and to celebrate the diversity that comes with being part of the EU.

Please do get in touch with us and let us know what you are planning for Europe Day! It is a fantastic opportunity to display your hard work and we will be more than happy to help you with the organisation and promotion of your events.

 

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 We are delighted to announce that will be organising a trip to Brussels for participating Blue Star Teachers in July.  The trip will take place from Monday, 11 July to Wednesday, 13 July (flights to and from Brussels will be via Dublin Airport).

The trip will include visits to both the European Commission and European Parliament in Brussels and we are hoping to confirm a visit to the Irish Permanent Representation as well shortly. The European Commission will kindly cover the cost of return flights, hotel accommodation (single occupancy, breakfast included) and airport transfers in Brussels for all participants.

Only teachers who have not travelled to Brussels before as part of the Blue Star Programme are eligible to take part in this visit and there is also a limit of one teacher per school.  If you would like to join us on this trip, please confirm your participation by emailing bluestar@europeanmovement.ie.  The deadline for signing up is next Wednesday, 13 April.  There are limited spaces on this trip and it is decided on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so if you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Blue Star teachers pictured outside the European Commission on last year’s Blue Star trip to Brussels

Blue Star teachers pictured outside the European Commission on last year’s Blue Star trip to Brussels

 

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The next and final phase of the Blue Star Programme is the Final Reports. The conclusion of this Report is required for you to officially complete the Programme and attain your certs in June. In it, the Report will ask you to give an overview of what you and your pupils did for the Programme under each of the five headings (Historical, Geographical, Cultural & Creative, Institutional, Europe Day). The Report is laid out similarly to your Action Plan with an extra section which asks you for your feedback on the Programme and for suggestions as to how we could improve the Programme next year. We also ask you to include any photos that you may have of your pupils taking part in the Blue Star Programme and in particular any images you may have from your Europe Day celebrations.

 

All Blue Star Reports are to be returned to us via email to bluestar@europeanmovement.ie. The deadline for submission of your Report is Friday, 20 May but we are happy to receive these reports before this date, just as long as you have already held your Europe Day celebrations. Here is the link to the document you will need: http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/resources/.

 

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Seán Kelly MEP is one of many great supporters of the Blue Star Programme. Last year, he nominated the Blue Star teachers for the European Citizens’ Prize – which they jointly won for the work the Programme has done in introducing teachers, pupils, parents and the wider community to the EU, what it means and how it works.

Seán has kindly organised a briefing session on the Blue Star Programme which will take place in Mary Immaculate College this Friday, 8 April from 12pm to 2.30pm. For further information about this event or to register your attendance, contact seankellymep@gmail.com.

 

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We would like to give one quick special mention to Kildare Town Educate Together NS who have put in great work into hosting their own Blue Star awards, showcasing their cultural learning and fantastic creativity. Here is a link to their website for you all to enjoy: http://www.kildaretownet.ie/blue-star-awards/.

If you would like any more information on the topics above or any other aspect of the Blue Star Programme, feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll be more than happy to advise you. Until then, best of luck with all your work and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

– The Blue Star Team

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2016 has been an eventful year already!  Since the turn of the year we have been inundated with Action Plans from schools up and down the country and we have been blown away by your creativity!  Here’s a quick recap of what’s been happening in the Blue Star Programme since our last newsletter and what is coming up in the months ahead.

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CUS’s wonderful Blue Star slogan

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Since the turn of the year, Ambassadors and MEPs have been busy visiting schools up and down the country! School visits are a great opportunity to showcase pupils’ work as part of the Blue Star Programme and for pupils to learn about the EU in a practical, hands-on way.

Biran Hayes MEP enjoying the work of CUS's pupils.

Brian Hayes MEP enjoying the work of CUS’s pupils.

Why not write to your local MEP or invite one of the EU Ambassadors to visit your school between now and the summer holidays?  MEPs and Ambassadors love getting involved in the Blue Star Programme and seeing how pupils around the country are learning about the work of the EU, so don’t hesitate!

Deirdre Clune MEP investigating the work being done at St. Mary's Central NS in Tipperary.

Deirdre Clune MEP investigating the work being done at St. Mary’s Central NS in Tipperary.

We do our best to come along to schools when they are hosting a visit from an MEP or Ambassador and were delighted to join CUS recently when Dublin MEP Brian Hayes visited the school.

Mairead McGuinness MEP with the pupils of Creggs NS in Galway.

Mairead McGuinness MEP with the pupils of Creggs NS in Galway.

We would like to thank all the MEPs, Ambassadors and TDs who have visited Blue Star schools, and of course the schools and teachers themselves for all their work on the Programme and in organising the visits.  We look forward to visiting plenty more schools between now and the summer holidays and to hearing about many more visits around the country.

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 On Saturday 6 February we held our annual teacher training workshop in Dublin with over 20 Blue Star teachers from around the country.  We had a great day of sharing ideas and experiences and hope that everyone who came along benefited from it.  Thank you to all the teachers who joined us (from Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Kerry, Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Louth, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow and Dublin!).

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 Now is a great time to get thinking about how you want to mark Europe Day, the culmination of the Blue Star Programme on Monday 9 May.  In the past we’ve seen food fairs, parades in local communities, school Eurovision competitions, art exhibitions inspired by famous European artists, flag days, parent’s days and plenty of VIP visits.

Over the last three years we have also marked the week with a ‘Handshake for Europe’ whereby pupils and teachers shake hands with each other to recognise the solidarity that exists among European citizens and to celebrate the diversity that comes with being part of the EU.

The Handshake for Europe

The Handshake for Europe

So please, do get in touch and let us know what you are planning for Europe Week!  It is a fantastic opportunity to display your hard work and we will be more than happy to publicise your events.  It is also a great idea to use Europe Week as an opportunity to bring your Blue Star work to the wider community – think about inviting parents, families and public representatives, for example.

 

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And that’s that!  If you want any more information on anything discussed above, feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll be more than happy to advice.  Until then, best of luck with all your continuing work and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

-Ryan and the Blue Star team.

 

 

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Blue Star Update, January 2016 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/1450-2/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/1450-2/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:24:23 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1450 Happy New Year and we hope you had a great Christmas break and are back in the full swing of things. We have seen tremendous work in 2015 and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with in 2016. For each year of the Blue Star programme, we identify a civic society […]

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Happy New Year and we hope you had a great Christmas break and are back in the full swing of things. We have seen tremendous work in 2015 and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with in 2016.

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For each year of the Blue Star programme, we identify a civic society element which can act as an overarching theme for the work of the pupils. The additional civic society elements have been highlighted by some teachers as the reason they repeat the programme for a second or third time.  For 2015/16, we have decided to focus on Climate Change/COP21 in the wake of the conference in Paris at the end of November 2015.  Please note that is not compulsory to include this or any theme.  For those interested, below is a brief outline on what is going on with Climate Change/ COP21:

star blueIn 1992, the ‘Rio Convention’ was the first international political response to climate change which set out a framework for action aimed at stabilising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to avoid “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”

star blueThe UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which entered into force on 21 March 1994, now has a near-universal membership of 195 parties. The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation.

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  • COP3 (1997) where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted.
  • COP11 (2005) where the Montreal Action Plan was produced.
  • COP15 (2009) in Copenhagen where an agreement to success Kyoto Protocol was unfortunately not realised.
  • COP17 (2011) in Durban where the Green Climate Fund was created.

star blueIn 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, aimed to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

star blueThe conference attracted close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

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And that’s a wrap! If you want any more information on anything discussed above, feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll be more than happy to advise. Once again, Happy New Year to you all, and we wish you much success with the Programme.

 

-Ryan and the Blue Star team.

 

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Blue Star Update, November 2015 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-november-2015/ http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/blue-star-update-november-2015/#respond Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:22:33 +0000 http://www.bluestarprogramme.ie/?p=1416 Yesterday pupils from St Mary’s NS, Donnybrook joined the Taoiseach, Minister Murphy and representatives from EM Ireland, the European Commission and the European Parliament Offices in Ireland to launch the Blue Star Programme 2015-2016.  Have a look at the fab photos here or register your school to take part by reading on… Registration To all […]

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Yesterday pupils from St Mary’s NS, Donnybrook joined the Taoiseach, Minister Murphy and representatives from EM Ireland, the European Commission and the European Parliament Offices in Ireland to launch the Blue Star Programme 2015-2016.  Have a look at the fab photos here or register your school to take part by reading on…

Registration

To all of you that have registered already: we’re looking forward to working with you this year! To any school still thinking about it: we will be accepting registrations for another short while and we’d love to have you on board. Just fill in the Registration Form below or, if you have any questions you need answered, drop Jenny a line at bluestar@europeanmovement.ie. She’d be happy to help.

Action Plans

Teachers that have registered: we need you now to please fill in an Action Plan giving us a very brief outline of the work you plan to do this year to cover the four areas of the programme (History, Geography, Culture and Institutions of the EU). Please complete this Action Plan and submit it before the 20 November so that we can get a Blue Star Resource Pack in the post to you.


We are really looking forward to getting stuck in this year and making 2015-2016 the best year of Blue Star yet. Come join us!

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