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This Europe Week, we challenged our Blue Star Programme pupils to share with us their favourite fact that they have learnt about one of the 27 EU countries. We wanted to see if we could get at least one fact about each member state, as discovered by our participating pupils… And we were not disappointed! […]

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Resources and Forms

Forms   All forms for 2019-2020 to updated.         Resources The following resources for interested teachers can be downloaded for more information on the Blue Star Programme – we hope these prove useful for you in planning your participation in the programme: Once registered, all participating Blue Star Programme schools will receive […]

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Blue Star Programme 2018/2019 – National Launch!

Thursday, 22 November 2018: Fifth class children from Castleknock Educate Together National School paid a visit to Government Building this morning (22/11/18) for the national launch of the 2018/2019 Blue Star Programme. The children were joined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, TD; Gerry Kiely, Head of Representation of the […]

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Blue Star Programme Update | October 2018

 Thank you for your registration!  We are ready to go for Year 8 of the Blue Star Programme! Many thanks to everyone who registered, we’re delighted to have you all on board and we’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead! We are thrilled once again to have every county in the country represented and to […]

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Blue Star Programme 2018/2019 | August 2018

Blue Star Programme Update | REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Help your pupils learn about Europe through creative, curriculum-friendly projects! The Blue Star Programme aims to foster better knowledge and understanding of how Europe affects our lives amongst Irish primary school pupils through classroom projects and activities. Since it launched in 2011, we have had school […]

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Blue Star Programme – A Teacher’s Point of View

Get creative about Europe! The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. The idea of the programme is quite simple: to foster a better understanding and knowledge of Europe and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils, through classroom projects and activities. The Blue […]

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