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Wexford County Council extend their partnership with JAI

DSCF9558Gerard Mulhall and Jess Siggins with students from Wexford Educate Together N.S. during their Our City Workshop in the Council ChamberThe 2017/2018 school year marked the first time Junior Achievement partnered with Wexford County Council volunteers from the Gorey Municipal District. The volunteers Amanda Byrne, Enda Flynn, Maura Higgins and Tony Quirke all taught Junior Achievement Programmes in Riverchapel National School to 1st and 3rd class students.

The Gorey Municipal District volunteers were part of a team of 20 Wexford County Council volunteers who participated in Junior Achievement programmes in County Wexford across the 2017/2018 school year. In addition to teaching a programme two volunteers Jess Siggins and Gerard Mulhall offered an additional learning opportunity DSCF9527Students from Wexford Educate Together N.S. learning about town planning in Wexford County Council Chamberto their students, inviting them to visit Wexford County Council Chamber. This enabled the students to see first-hand the work that happens there and gave them an opportunity to meet professionals from the finance and planning departments.

Having availed of the opportunity for her class to visit the County Council Chambers and meet town planners. Aileen Kelly, Teacher, Wexford Educate Together N.S. said:  “Wexford Educate Together N.S. has taken part in Junior Achievement for a number of years now and always find it an enjoyable and hugely worthwhile educational experience for the children. Our trip to Wexford County Council this year was particularly enjoyable and it was an invaluable lesson for the children to meet and discuss how towns are planned with the town planners themselves.”

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