Our whole school community is delighted and proud that DPETNS is one of only five schools in Ireland to be receive a Changemaker School Award from Ashoka Ireland. To find out more watch their video showing what makes a changemaker school and read the Irish Times article from 11th November.
Changemaker Schools aspire to create a world where children become empathetic leaders, capable of working together creatively to solve problems and drive change in the world. Ashoka works with these schools to support them alongside businesses, social entrepreneurs, universities, media and across other sectors.
In DPETNS we take pride in the work we do with the students to instill a sense of Global Citizenship: in fact our Mission Statement 'tagline' is "Children of Our School, Citizens of The World.
The community has engaged with our Cambodian Partnership. One of our teachers, Colm, is currently working with PEPY in Cambodia and we are enjoying the regular updates from Colm.
Another innovative project has been the work we have done with the students on Positive Mental Health; we are one of the only primary schools in the country to address this important issue with our students.