Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Sharon Donnery (centre), with teacher Oliver Fay, Sam McCormack, Shane O’Sullivan, Principal Padraig Nolan, Nicole Ginty and Katie Edmonds
Students at Scoil Mhuire welcomed the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Sharon Donnery to the school last Friday.
She was there because of the schools competition, Generation €uro, where the Central Bank of Ireland engages with secondary level students to increase understanding of economic issues and the work of the Central Bank.
Ms Donnery recognised the achievement of Scoil Mhuire’s Generation €uro team.
Generation €uro encourages students to explore and engage with important economic issues at a European level.
Competing against 84 teams from Ireland, Scoil Mhuire impressively made their way to Round 2 of this year’s competition. Ms Donnery met students and talked about economic issues and working at the Central Bank of Ireland.
The Central Bank recently launched the opportunity for students to ‘earn and learn’ through its Scholarship Programme in conjunction with Griffith College Dublin.
Those who are accepted on the programme, will earn over €25,000 per annum working full-time with the Central Bank, while completing their college course.
In addition, its graduate recruitment programme which is designed to identify and nurture talent, is open for applications from third level students.
Ms Donnery said; “We always enjoy getting out to meet students around Ireland and we always find we gain plenty of insights and information from students whose knowledge continues to impress me.” She presented the school a collector coin, produced by the Central Bank, which celebrates the writing and career of Jonathan Swift.