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Let's Go with Disney!

Disney and Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) Promote Healthy Living

Disney 1Students from Stanhope Street Primary School, Dublin 7 with Disney volunteers after the Disney Let's Go programme

The Walt Disney Company Ireland have partnered with JAI for the first time to run a primary school programme focussing on healthy living. 

The pilot event took place in Stanhope Street Primary School on Thursday 16th February with 4th class students participating Disney 3in workshops and an innovation challenge.

The theme was healthy living and the teams engaged in a series of workshop activities over the course of a school day facilitated by six fantastic volunteers from Disney and joined by a wonderful volunteer from Creme Global.

The workshops were fun, interactive and the creativity and ideas presented by the students were inspiring.  The 4th class girls were hugely energised by the event and the volunteers kept pace!

We were delighted to be joined by Professor Niall Moyna (pictured below), Health and Human Performance at DCU who attended with four of his students. They will provide valuable feedback to Junior Achievement on the learning methodologies and content.Disney 2

Teacher Ms O’Grady said “It was a truly exceptional day.  The children were exposed to a beautiful selection of both fruit and veg in a wonderfully fun manner.  The volunteers were incredibly hands-on and kind to the children.  The group work was extremely educational, creative and immensely fun.  They will remember this day forever and they really got the message loud and clear about a healthy active life and passing on this important message to everyone at home and at school”.

150 students in Limerick will participate in a second Let’s Go event in May – we can’t wait.

A huge thanks to all involved.

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