The WorldWise Global Schools programme was delighted to award Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School the Diplomatic category of Passport at our Annual Conference in Croke Park on the 27th April.
The Global Passport Award was established in 2014 to recognise and validate schools’ Development Education (DE) achievements and progress across different aspects of school life. These areas are represented through the 7 Passport Stamps:
- Extra-curricular Activities
- Teacher Capacity
- Student Capacity
- Policy and Ethos
- School Leadership
- Community Engagement
Our school has been awarded a Global Passport this year in recognition of its excellent DE work, particularly in the areas of Extra-curricular Activities and Student Capacity and School Leadership. We hope that this Award, which is valid until 2019, will help to spark further interest and engagement in DE across our school community, and motivate teachers, students and parents to continue to explore and act on issues of global justice.
As part of the Global Passport Ceremony, Michael Doorley, of Concern WorldWide, presented our school with the Award. Michael is a lead on the consortium, which oversees this Irish Aid Funded programme. Well done again on all the excellent DE work all involved have been undertaking in our school!