Ms. McAdoo’s sixth class welcomed Micheal O’ Conchuir, Secretary General of the European Alliance Group in the EU, virtually to their classroom on Friday last, 4th May. Speaking live from Brussels, Micheal helped us understand how the EU works and how we in Ballincollig benefit from being part of the EU –from the water in our taps to the eggs we eat for breakfast to the availability of vaccines –the EU has a part to play in all of this.
The workshop with Micheal was interactive and engaging and gave us a sense of what it is to be not only Irish, but European. Our classroom was set up as the EU parliament and we learned how speaking time is allocated, who sits where and how everything is interpreted into 24 different languages including Gaeilge! We were thrilled to have such a special visitor to our classroom – cruinniú den scoth a bhí ann!