‘Our School, One World – Culture and Diversity in Millstreet Community School’

‘Our School, One World – Culture and Diversity in Millstreet Community School’

We thank MCS Teachers John Magee and Chris Horan for the following feature. (S.R.)

This presentation was launched on 22nd April 2021. It features contributions from past pupils, current students and teachers from Millstreet Community School, members of the local community, and others with a more national profile. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the different nationalities represented in the school, highlight the value of cultural diversity, what can be done to encourage it and how we as individuals and as a society can challenge racism.   One may view the Video here:


Running order of video with timings

  • Introduction – Mr P Ó Síodhcháin (Principal) and Esfir (TY student and MC for this event)

Country presentations (1)

2.50 Ireland

5.04 Italy

7.54 Lithuania

9.27 Poland

11.04 Romania

13.13 Sarah Louise Bourke, Nora O’Sullivan and Eibhlis Kelleher (past pupils of MCS)

15.45 Katie singing Tandragee

16.55 Aoife playing Mouse in a Mug

18.51 Eily Buckley

19.58 Ini Usanga

Country presentations (2)

21.10 Bolivia

23.08 Kazakhstan

24.48 Pakistan

26.34 Thailand

28.54 Current teachers at MCS (C.Horan, J.O’Donoghue, J. Magee)

30.10 Anna singing Mhaighdean Mhara

 32.35 Sandrine Ndahiro (one of the creators behind the recent documentary ‘Unsilencing Black Voices’

33.38 Her Excellency Anna Sochańska (Polish Ambassador to Ireland)

35.35 Valery Molay (former youth delegate for Ireland to the United Nations)

37.44 ‘La Diversité’ (sound collage of words and thoughts from MCS students aided by music from Cork DJ Stevie G) 

Country presentations (3)

40.15 Democratic Republic of Congo

42.48 Nigeria

45.42 South Africa

47.33 Zimbabwe

50.34 Current Teachers at MCS

52.14 Valery Molay

54.43 Sandrine Ndahiro

55.47 Dr Niall Muldoon (Ombudsman for Children)

57.57 ‘We Are One’ – song created by TY students with Garry McCarthy (GMC Beats) exploring the theme of culture and diversity.  Lyrics written by the students.

1.01.02 Niamh and Abigail speaking about Sanctuary Runners

1.03.52 Concluding comments and thanks (Esfir and J. Magee)

This was the original Poster promoting the important event:



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