Poetry for European Cooperation Day 2012



Welsh Coracle project partner, University of Wales Trinity St. David, brought poetry alive for the pupils of Ferryside Primary School on 19th September.  The workshop was part of the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13 celebration of the first European Cooperation Day, which took place on 21st September. 

The workshop was part of the Meet Your Neighbours! initiative to foster an understanding and knowledge of Ireland and Wales amongst Irish and Welsh school children though classroom activities.

Dominic Williams from the Coracle project organised the poetry workshop and each youngster presented their own poem at a live video link up between Ferryside Primary School and Newtown Junior School in Waterford, Ireland.

European Cooperation Day highlighted territorial cooperation within Europe and beyond with over 200 events across 40 European countries.  Over 70 European Territorial Cooperation Programmes took part, along with the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13.

The Coracle project is funded by the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13 through the European Regional Development Fund.  Led by University of Wales Trinity St. David, partners also include Carmarthenshire County Council, Wales and Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford Campus IT Carlow and Wexford County Council in Ireland.