Blue Star Programme : the Ambassador visits the Boolavogue National School
On occasion of the Blue Star Programme, a venture from Communicating Europe for a European education across the UE ; Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault visited visited the National School of Boolavogue, Co. Wexford, on last April 5th.
Boolavogue’s students have worked on France for the past few weeks, thus the Ambassador was keen to meet them. He received a very warm welcome and attended several performances of the pupils, all more impressive ones than the others!
After the pupils have waved Irish and French flags together, the Ambassador has been thanked by the school’s director (Seamus Dempsey) and by the parents. A series of musical performances but also poetic followed on the part of the pupils ranging from 1st to 6th classes: hymns of our two countries played with the flute, poem recited in French, chorale in Gaelic...
The Ambassador also had a long conversation with the students within a Q&A session prepared by the school. Jean-Pierre Thébault thus shared his experience as an ambassador, but also reminded children of the importance of Franco-Irish links in terms of culture, history and language.
This event ended cheerfully, all pupils accompanying the Ambassador in a European Handshake, marking the National School of Boolavogue’s commitment in Europe Days Celebrations.
Finally, enjoying the parent’s buffet on the “taste of France” theme, the Ambassador has appreciated the pupils’ art work about France, exhibited on walls for the occasion.
The Ambassador would like to thank again the entire teaching team of Boolavogue National School for having organized this meeting, as well as all the children who worked very hard to make it memorable!
See you soon in another Blue Star Programme school!