Minister Joe McHugh heads back to school for ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ – Pic Special

first_imgMinister for Education Joe McHugh took part in the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ today (Mon), along with secondary school students from Loreto Letterkenny, and a team from UNICEF Ireland.Minister Joe McHugh heads back to school in Donegal for ‘World’s Largest Lesson’This event, part of a Global annual initiative, involves millions of children in 130 countries learning about and taking action on the Sustainable Development Goals. UNICEF Ireland is working with the Government to ensure young people have engagement in the climate debate.Today, in partnership with the World’s Largest Lesson, UNICEF is asking young people to reflect on the progress made over the last 30 years on child rights, while also considering the challenges that children worldwide now face.Against this backdrop, Minister McHugh spent Monday with a group of students from Loreto Letterkenny, in Co. Donegal taking part in a World’s Largest Lesson focusing on child rights.“Unicef’s targeted worldwide initiative and the focus on climate and children’s rights is responding to the calls that we are seeing from young people,” Minister McHugh said.“It is an honour to have been asked to share in their day and promote the idea of bridging the gap between learning and action. There is an onus on all of us to inspire children and young people, to listen to their call and to explore the personal changes they can make in the world around them.”Minister Joe McHugh heads back to school for ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ – Pic Special was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img