O’Dowd opens new building for Scoil na Fuiseoige, Belfast
October 19, 2012Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has officially opened new £1.68million facilities for Scoil na Fuiseoige in Belfast.
Speaking during the opening event, the Minister said: “I am honoured to have been invited by Scoil na Fuiseoige to perform the official opening of the school’s fantastic new premises. My Department has invested more than £1.68million in the new facilities, which will enable the school to move from strength to strength as it approaches its third decade providing education through the medium of Irish to young people in the local area.
“Irish-medium education is flourishing right across the north of Ireland and is more popular than ever. I am committed to ensuring that parents here continue to have the choice to educate their children in what is our native language. Children who are bilingual from a young age have a strong foundation for future learning in any subject, and often pick up other languages with ease.”
The Minister concluded: “I would like to thank all of those involved with the construction of the new school and wish all the pupils, staff, Governors and everyone connected with the school every success as they look to the future.”