Up to 60 third to sixth class pupils from St Brigid’s Primary School are taking part in the new Primary Language Sampler starting this October. The sampler module is a means for raising awareness among pupils of the range of languages used by their peers, in their schools and community. Over 500 schools nationwide are taking part and offering modules in a range of modern foreign languages and Irish Sign Language. The module will introduce the pupils to French and will be taught over a 8-week period during the normal school timetable.
Mrs Deirdre Keena, one of our staff with a qualification to teach primary French is delighted to be working with the pupils.
We appreciate the importance of languages as a life skill, an opportunity for the pupils to think in a different way and build opportunities for the future. With variety of languages being used by the pupils and staff at our school, this module really helps to build awareness and celebrate the diversity within the school and community.