Project Baa Baa – clearing up woolly thinking on sheep

Galway Daily life & style Project Baa Baa teaching Galway kids about sheep

Aiming to teach young children more about the role that sheep, and all that comes from them, plays in our society and traditions, Project Baa Baa is coming to schools around Galway.

Part of the Galway 2020 schools programme, Project Baa Baa is a unique programme celebrating the cultural, economic and environmental contribution of sheep in Ireland and Europe.

It wouldn’t shock anyone to hear that Ireland has a deep agricultural heritage, and farming sheep for meat, milk, and all that can be done with wool is a big part of that.

Earlier this year Project Baa Baa launched its Primary School Project Exhibition competition by sending every school in Galway City and County an invitation to take part in a pilot project, including a project book with facts on sheep.

This was followed by an education and engagement programme with live animal demonstrations in primary schools starting in May.

This month schools are now being invited to take part in research on topics such as sheep farming, agritourism, food, meat, milk, cheese, wool, craft, eco and innovation.

Each school will present their project in their school or local library from 24 April 2020 across a number of weeks.

Thirty 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, on Saturday 30 May 2020.

A prize for the winning schools will be awarded to the top three projects.

Visit the Project Baa Baa website for more information about this scheme.

The full programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture is launching this week in Eyre Square on Wednesday evening.