Griffith Barracks National School students reveal how their ideal future city would look (video)

27 Jun 2013

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Students from Griffith Barracks National School in Dublin at Dublin City Hall

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To coincide with the Digital Agenda Assembly earlier this month, 19 June saw the launch of the Digital Masterplan for Dublin at City Hall. The then-Dublin Lord Mayor Mr Naoise Ó Muirí was joined on stage by European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes and the kids from Griffith Barracks National School.

Initiated by Dublin City Council, the masterplan is designed to be "a roadmap for the smart economy and society" in the Dublin region. It has been developed in co-operation with the Digital Leadership Forum, and it sets out seven "big ticket" actions.

It was appropriate then that the award-winning team of kids from 4th class at Griffith Barracks National School, should also take some of the limelight, having won a recent essay competition by laying out their vision of how an ideal Dublin would look.

Watch the interview with the kids from Griffith Barracks National School here:

 

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Ann O’Dea is the CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic and the founder of Inspirefest

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