Mayor Chivers delighted as another Naíscoil opens in Limavady
Speaking today at the beginning of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2009 (Irish Language Week), Mayor Chivers has welcomed the opening of another Irish medium school in the Limavady area.
Mayor Chivers said:
"It is wonderful to see the Irish language growing in the Limavady area. I would like to congratulate everyone at the Naiscoil for their hard work and dedication in the opening of this school to give parents in the area the option of an Irish medium education for their children.
"Pupils benefit greatly from an early start to language learning and it can increase their interest and success in learning throughout their education. It can also help to improve their confidence, self-esteem and motivation to learn. Children who are bilingual enjoy a real advantage throughout their lives. The ability to speak another language can open up a world of new experiences, literature and culture.
"I must again congratulate and commend the founders of the Naíscoil for their work in promoting the Irish language and culture." Críoch