Students from schools throughout Laois have been participating in the Laois VEC summer language programme throughout June and July.
The summer language programme is an intensive English language programme for students who would benefit from extra support in English (English as an additional language).
The programme is aimed at young people who have difficulty engaging with mainstream subjects because of their English language skills and require support with their English language learning. This programme is facilitated by City of Dublin VEC with the support of Laois VEC. Participation in the summer school programme gives students the opportunity to improve their English and also experience Irish history and culture in a friendly and supportive environment.
The morning English classes are student centred with short term goals and students are provided with English language course materials during classes. In the afternoons students have the opportunity to visit places of cultural and historical interest, participate in a tour of Portlaoise library and partake in arts and crafts activities. For more information on any Laois VEC courses, visit www.laoisvec.ie.