Ireland: Summer camps will help children speak Irish - Hanafin

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Jul 10 18:34:34 UTC 2007
Summer camps will help children speak Irish - Hanafin
[Published: Monday 9, July 2007 - 10:24]

The Minister for Education has said that a new series of summer camps
will help 600 primary school children learn Irish.
The move is aimed at making Irish more relevant to the students.

Mary Hanafin said the children involved should start to see Irish as a
living language.

"Hundreds of children, this week, in Athlone, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk,
Galway, Wexford and Waterford can have day camps, where they're not
only learning the Irish language, but also using their Irish in sports
in drama and music and art," she said.

The Minister added that a greater emphasis would be put on Irish as a
spoken language in second level schools from this September.

(c) Belfast Telegraph

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