European teachers visit Portlaoise Holy Family Senior school

Lynda Kiernan

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European teachers visit Portlaoise Holy Family school

13 teachers from Iceland, Malta and Slovenia, with Minister Charlie Flanagan, at Holy Family Senior School in Portlaoise.

Teachers from Iceland, Malta and Slovenia were welcomed to Portlaoise’s Holy Family Senior School recently, to see how literacy is taught there.

The visit is part of Literacy at The Children’s Hearts “Latch”, an EU funded project on literacy under the Erasmus+ programme, that involves five schools across countries including Ireland.

The schools are sharing best practice methods in the teaching of literacy.

Holy Family Senior School hosted a training event in which 13 teachers from the partner schools visited Portlaoise and spent time in the school.

The event involved all the teachers and pupils. Visitors attended presentations by Holy Family teachers on their literacy strategies as well as visiting classrooms to see them in action.

A debate between Holy Family School and Ballyfin NS was also held.

The visitors also toured Laois, visiting Emo Court, Rock of Dunamaise, Timahoe Round Tower, Glenbarrow and the Slieve Blooms, and attended “Rock of Ages” by the Portlaoise Musical Society.

Minister Charlie Flanagan came to the school to meet them and Deirdre O’Brien from Léargas. The project runs until September 2019.

GALLERY: Holy Family Senior School with their shoeboxes for Team Hope