Community College Girls Represent Ireland in Springtime Paris

The Castleisland Community College team in Paris for the ‘She Runs Education Programme’ with teacher, Jacinta Buckley are: Rachel Murphy, Chloe Barrett, Bríd Ann Crowley and Aoibhín O’Mahony.

Castleisland Community College applied for and was accepted to represent Ireland at the ‘She Runs Education Programme’ in Paris.

The programme was open to females who take part in sports at secondary school level.

Names in a Hat

The four girls chosen to represent their school and their country had their names picked out of a hat as this was an all-expenses paid trip!

Jacinta Buckley- the Metalwork and Engineering teacher who also trains the girls’ GAA school teams accompanied them.

Empowerment of Female Students

The event, which was organised to coincide with International Women’s Day, aims to promote physical activity, develop leadership and empower female students through school sport.

The students teamed up with 400 fellow students and their 100 mentors from 35 different countries to take part in various activities.

Promoting Gender Equality

The activities linked sport, culture, education and innovation as well as stressing the role sport can play in promoting gender equality.

The students on their return home are now involved in organising a sport’s event between schools.

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