Galway 2020 PROJECT BAA BAA is launching its Primary Schools SHEEP PROJECT

Exploring Ireland’s agricultural heritage the SHEEP PROJECT aims to inspire and educate children about the important role of sheep and associated traditions in our culture.

Schools are being invited to take part in a sheep project from September 2019.

Each school will research and present their project in their school or local library from April 24th, 2020 across a number of weeks. The themes of the research include; sheep farming, agritourism, food, meat, milk, cheese, wool, craft, eco and innovation. 30 shortlisted projects will be selected by an independent panel of judges and these will be invited to take part in the Primary Schools SHEEP PROJECT Exhibition in Galway City during EU Congress Week, from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May 2020. A prize will be awarded to the top 3 projects for their school.

This project is to encourage Primary School children to learn more about SHEEP through research and preparation of a SHEEP PROJECT on one of the THEMES:

SHEEP FARMING, WOOL CRAFT, MEAT & CHEESE, AGRITOURISM, ECO INNOVATION

A SHEEP PROJECT book has been sent to every primary school in Galway city and county inviting the schools to prepare a Project for 2020.

Projects will start in the schools in September 2019 and will be on display in the schools from April 2020. Thirty (30) projects will be selected for competition and displayed in Galway during EU Congress Week 23-31May 2020.

Earlier this year Primary Schools were invited to take part in a pilot sheep project and a copy of a project book with facts on sheep, was sent to the schools for their enjoyment and to engage them in research on sheep related themes.

This was followed by an education and engagement programme with primary school sheep demonstrations beginning in May 2019 with PROJECT BAA BAA attending at the Roscommon Lamb Festival and Monivea Fair during the summer to engage with the public on the Primary Schools SHEEP PROJECT.

Deborah Evers