Millstreet Trad for Trócaire: Students from all year groups in Millstreet Community School are gearing up for the Trad for Trocaire event that will be taking place in the school library on Friday 12th October 2012. It will be an evening of traditional music, song and dance, which will be entertaining as well as providing an opportunity to raise funds to help support Trócaire’s work with the poorest of the poor in developing countries.
On the same day the school will be welcoming four visitors from Belgium (two teachers and two lecturers in education) who belong to an organisation called Studio Globo. They will be here as part of the European Union funded project called MDG ‘15 that school chaplain John Magee went to India as part of in November 2011. MDG ’15 focuses on the Millennium Development Goals, in particular MDG 7 ‘Ensure Environmental Sustainability’ and MDG 8 ‘Develop a Global partnership for Development’, and the efforts being made to raise awareness about them through schools in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Senegal, Czech Republic, France and India by development agencies in each country, such as Trócaire in Ireland, and Studio Globo in Belgium.
The Belgian visitors will be special guests at the Trad for Trócaire event – it’ll give them a great chance to sample traditional music and culture during their short stay. When commenting about the event, John Magee explained, “We were given a very warm welcome by everyone we met in India and so I hope that our event will be one that engages the wider community in Millstreet and beyond in welcoming our visitors.” Admission is free but a collection will be taken for Trocaire’s work during the evening.
The photo shows 1st and 2nd years with leaving certificate students who will all be taking part in the Trad for Trocaire event. They’ll be joined by students from all other year groups from Millstreet Community School on the night. It is sure to be a memorable night.