EU Ambassador, David Daly, visits RETNS

We were delighted that EU Ambassador, David Daly, accepted our invitation to visit our school as part of our ongoing Blue Star programme. Ambassador Daly, his wife Aideen and their daughter Ceola were greeted by a choir rendition of “Oró sé do bheatha abhaile”, celebrating our Irish heritage, one of the songs in the upcoming National Children’s Choir. Our Student Council representatives then gave a history of the EU with particular reference to the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on March 25th. Ambassador Daly gave a talk to the children about his work and  answered their questions, while Aideen and Ceola answered some questions about the advantages and disadvantages of having to travel a lot. Our visitors watched some of the videos created by sixth class on the lives of inspirational Europeans, did a short tour of the school guided by two members of our Green School committee, then visited first class where they looked at the class Hungarian project, part of their Blue Star work, a reminder for Ambassador Daly of his time as Hungarian Ambassador. Aideen Daly delighted the class by reading a Hungarian story, ‘Hanna’s Cold Winter’, to the children.                       

 

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