Opening of Gaelscoil na mBeann welcomed
Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the official opening of Gaelscoil na mBeann, Kilkeel saying it was a great opportunity for children to be educated through the medium of Irish.
“I was at the very first meeting about having a Irish medium school in Kilkeel nearly ten years ago with a small group of very determined parents and language activists.
“All are still involved today and it was wonderful to be with them today on such a historic day. More and more parents are opting to educate their children through the medium of Irish and this has to be welcomed.
“Not only is learning the Irish language a cultural enrichment but it is also proven that children who are multi lingual find achieve a higher academic excellence.
Ruane added, “This school will now provide the residents in the Kilkeel another option in educating their children through the medium of Irish in a first class facility.”
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