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Edmund Rice Cork Schools Interactive Network Celebration 2015

The Edmund Rice Cork Schools Interactive Network Celebration was held in Millennium Hall in Cork on Monday 11th May, 2015. Students and teachers from eight secondary schools participated in a World Café style conference at which the work of the Edmund Rice schools in Cork was celebrated. Participants discussed the value of being part of the Edmund Rice community, and shared with each other what was happening in their schools from an advocacy and social justice viewpoint.

The celebration was opened by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mary Sheils, who addressed the students. Ireland and Munster Rugby star, Donnacha O Callaghan, a past pupil of CBC Cork, spoke to the students about his role as UNICEF ambassador and held a question and answer session regarding the abuse of human rights throughout the world and of the injustices he had witnessed. Br. Brian Bond, of Edmund Rice International, brought the event to a close by explaining his role as an advocate to the Convention on Human Rights in Geneva.

Blarney Street Primary school students stole the show with a wonderful performance of Rock and Roll music at an interlude in proceedings.

The day was organised by Kevin Barry, Paul Kelly and Don O Leary.  

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mary Sheils

Donnacha O Callaghan

Edmund Rice Students from Cork Schools 

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