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It is surely a day that will live long in the memory of the young students of Claddagh National School. After all it is not every day that a duchess comes to visit. As the patron of the UK National Literacy Trust, Camilla travelled to the school to meet children who have taken part in the SUAS literacy programme.
AT THE risk of milking a cliché to death, rumours of the demise of the book are greatly exaggerated if the amount of books published in Galway over the last 12 months is any indication.
The historian James Hardiman, in describing the Claddagh, said: “It is said that they considered it a kind of reproach either to speak English or to send their children to school, and that a schoolmaster among them would be considered a phenomenon; but of late there are some exceptions to this rule. How far education would make these people happier in themselves, or more useful members of society, is a matter of doubt, but it is certain that the trial has never been made, although a most respectable convent lies at the head of their village, to which they are liberal benefactors.”
Claddagh School pupils, along with teacher, Sean Leonard, will plant 1,000 daffodils in the Celia Griffin Memorial Park at Grattan Beach tomorrow at 1pm.
A city primary school was the only school in the Galway West region selected to take part in a pilot literacy summer programme.
The Claddagh National School’s website has enjoyed more than 3,600 hits from web users from more than 70 countries across the globe in its first year in existence.
The Claddagh National School has opened its doors to Galway’s Polish community for a Saturday School to keep children in touch with their Polish roots and help their parents to learn English.
Taking an innovative approach to the crisis in educational funding, pupils and staff at the Claddagh National School have decided to sing for their desperately-needed services.