Diplomats in the Classroom aims to increase awareness, discussion and debate amongst senior cycle second level students on the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and on Ireland’s place in a changing world. Officials from the Department visit schools to deliver interactive workshops designed to engage students on three key elements of Irish Foreign Policy: Our People, Our Interests and Values, and Ireland’s Prosperity.
Drawing on their own personal experience of work in the Department, they will seek to provide an insight into how Foreign Policy is practiced. The workshop activities will build on the knowledge gained from Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) during the Junior Cycle. They will also touch on areas of the senior cycle curriculum including the History and Geography courses of the Established Leaving Certificate, and on elements of the Social Education curriculum in the Leaving Certificate Applied.