In the Game Changers Youth Group Category, Forόige, Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin scooped the top prize with their game ‘Ethiopia Aid’ which focused on NGO’s and humanitarian disasters.
Darcy who created the game said: “Our board-game focuses on the issues in Ethiopia such as displacement and droughts. We really enjoyed making the game and learning about climate change.”
Lukasz Pasich, Volunteer at Foróige Blanchardstown said: “It’s a great way to introduce global problems to the kids. They enjoyed making the games and it’s a great day out for them.”
Trócaire’s Director of Ireland Programmes, Gwen Dempsey, said at the event: “One of Trόcaire’s aims is to connect, engage and mobilise people to act together for change. Game Changers and The Right Focus are a perfect example of this. All of the young people who have taken part in this programme not only learn about global justice issues themselves but also become peer educators. The quality of the games and documentaries they created was outstanding.”
“By working together, we can bring about real and positive lasting change and the amazing interest these young people have shown in issues of social justice is both humbling and heartening. I would urge others to find out more about Game Changers and The Right Focus by visiting www.trocaire.org.”
Full List of Winners
Game Changers Primary Category
1st: Nicker National School, Old Palla, Co. Limerick with their innovative, interactive boardgame ‘River Run’ which aims to raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2nd: Balbriggan Educate Together National School, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin with their game ‘Got to Go’ based on the SDG’s.
3rd: Scoil Eoin Primary School, Innishannon, Co. Cork with their ‘Game of Goals’ based on the SDG’s.
Game Changers Post-Primary Category
1st: Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin with their game ‘A Blob’s Rights’ exploring human rights.
2nd: St. Dominic’s Grammar from Belfast with their game ‘Hedbanz Global Goals’ created by first years on the SDG’s.
3rd: Loreto College, Cavan with their game ‘World Wide Worries’.
Game Changers Youth Group Category
1st: Forόige, Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin with their game ‘Ethiopia Aid’ which focused on NGO’s and humanitarian disasters.
2nd: Youth Work Ireland, Tipperary with their game on the SDG’S and gender equality.
The Right Focus
1st: Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin with a documentary entitled ‘War in Ukraine’ which explored peace and conflict.
2nd: Crumlin Youthreach, Dublin with ‘Freed from Desire’.