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Teaching of Chinese language in local schools mooted

An experienced Chinese teacher based in Athlone has raised the possibility of Chinese culture and language teaching in Athlone schools as soon as next year. Tina Wu, who was an English teacher in China long-before gaining an honours Master of Business from AIT, taught Chinese in U.L. as well as Galway secondary and primary schools last year.

Inishbofin Summer School – Explore a magical island in the company of a great team

The Inishbofin Summer school is Ireland’s longest running environmental school, which has welcomed a host of scientists, poets, writers, artists to work with teachers and the general public over the last 35 years. The school, which was first established by Leo Hallissey and Clare O‘Toole in 1984, has grown to become a highlight in the island’s yearly calender.

Apprenticeship programmes funding formally announced for Athlone IT

 

Trainees wanted to help document the Galway Film Fleadh

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet in association with the Galway Film Fleadh has announced another exciting year of Film Fleadh TV. And it is looking trainees.

Katie lands an historic sporting blow as Trump touches down on these shores

I’m going to begin this column with the great news about Katie Taylor. As we all know by now, on Saturday night she defeated Belgian woman, Delfine Persoon, in Madison Square Garden in New York. I didn’t see the fight because it was at 1.30 in the morning, but I saw bits of it on the news, and it appears that she won it fair and square. But already the grumblings are beginning and Delfine Persoon has challenged her to a re-match as soon as possible. If I was Katie Taylor, I would not agree to a re-match. Katie won it, and she is now the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. Why should she casually decide on a re-match, just because the loser wants to engage with her immediately? So leave her alone; you are now, Katie, the world champion, so rest on your laurels. Despite that fact, she is always regarded, both when written about and in interviews, as a modest, unassuming young woman, and she appears to be that in every sense of the word. Well done Katie, and I hope you enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre wins Excellence Award 2019

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, a Department of Education recognised training institute now in its 32nd year of business, is a quality school with Cambridge Exams Centre recognition, EAQUALS, Quality English, ACELS, and QQI accreditation.

What are those Inquisitive Hares up to now?

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THE INQUISITIVE hare is a busy fellow, always on the lookout for new facts to learn, adventures to undertake, and experiences to have. His exploits are the focus of an exhibition running as part of the Galway Theatre Festival.

Election candidate 'livid' over 'extortionate' insurance quote for special school

A Social Democrats candidate for the Ballinasloe Municipal District has described as "extortionate" an insurance quotation of €26,000 which was given to a special school in Co Galway.

Notable energy efficiency upgrade pilot programme for three local schools

Three Athlone schools will benefit from a seven million euro fund targeting energy use reduction by 33 percent, test retrofit solutions and improve efficiency.

An afternoon at Pathways could change your child’s career

Despite the growing use of psychometric testing, college open days, and online research, it seems that the biggest influence on the career and course choices of teenage students is still parental. The focus on choosing the right pathways for your children is one of the key areas to be explored at next month’s Pathways education and careers event, to be held in Galway’s Galmont Hotel on Tuesday April 9. Organised by the Galway Advertiser group, this event promises something for everyone planning their next steps.

 

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