SDLP Assembly Member Dominic Bradley MLA and local representative Justin McNulty have visited the Bunscoil na mBráithre Críostaí, Ard Mhacha / Christian Brothers Primary School Armagh to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016.
Speaking after visiting the school, Mr Bradley said: “Bunscoil na mBráithre Críostaí is well known throughout this region for the provision of high quality education, both through the medium of Irish and English. Seachtain na Gaeilge is a fantastic celebration of all things Irish and celebrates our rich tapestry of Irish Language, Song, Music and Dance. I have published a small card to coincide with Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day which contains key phrases someone might want to use on St Patrick’s Day.
“To mark Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 I and my colleagues have been visiting schools throughout the area and distributing the cards and today we visited the Bunscoil and Naíscoil na mBráithre Críostaí. We were blown away by the standard of education, from the schools youngest children right through to senior level. The grasp these young people have for the Irish Language was outstanding and it did my heart good to be able to engage with such a talented and articulated group of young boys and girls.”
SDLP Representative Justin McNulty added: “This is an outstanding school and whilst the young people themselves were fantastic, all credit must also go to their Principal Mr Smyth, the teaching and support staff and of course the parents at home.
“During our tour of the school complex, Mr Smyth and his staff raised some issues with us in relation to the growing accommodation needs for the school and we have undertaken to raise those issues with CCMS, the Department of Education and the Education Authority to press for continuous improvement in the accommodation at the school.”