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Sean Dunleavy CEO of SmallWall from Kilconly, Tuam Co. Galway and Sarah McGinley principal of St. Josephs Special School, Newcastle Galway, have teamed up together to come up with a solution to Inclusion and social distancing once children and staff return to school. “I cried when I saw them, I have been looking for something like this to bring into the schoolyard long before covid19. In a busy playground, it’s important to respect that some children need a safe, quiet and cosy space where they can relax and have time out. Some will use the space to engage in self-regulation and practice their calming techniques if they are finding the playground overwhelming.” said Sarah
Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, a Department of Education recognised training institute, now in its 33rd year of business, is a quality school with Cambridge Exams Centre recognition, EAQUALS, Quality English, ACELS/QQI, and FETAC accreditation. During the forced temporary closure due to Covid-19 restrictions the school has moved online with English language classes available at all levels from €45 per week. Classes adhere to the new strict Quality English UK online course standards - a guarantee of quality and standard.
RollerCoaster.ie, Ireland’s leading website for the ups and downs of pregnancy, parenting and family life has compiled data from a sample of more than 1,500 of their 400,000 Irish readers to reveal relevant attitudes towards children returning to school should they reopen in May as part of the reduction in restrictive measures around COVID-19.
Keep studying French or take it up, do not let the Coronavirus stop you!
The school doors might be closed due to Covid-19 but the team at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre are busily working with online classes, and invite you to join them to learn English with the same great teaching team. Students are now able to register for new online courses.
As we head into the second month of school closures, with the initial novelty of home schooling alongside working from home rapidly wearing off, parents are asking themselves what should they be expecting from their schools as we head into May/June?
Did you know that we all learn in different ways? In further education and training the Galway & Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) takes the different learning styles into account when teaching adult learners. There are three main learning styles - visual, where we learn by seeing; auditory, where we learn by listening; and kinaesthetic, where we learn by doing.
GRETB Further Education and Training Department wishes all its learners the very best during these challenging times. In order to ensure continuity of learning, the staff are engaged in supporting learners in whatever way works for each individual, whether that is using TEAMS, webinars, eCollege, email, phone calls, or GRETB's YouTube channel.
The first drive-through HSE Covid-19 testing centre in the West of Ireland, which is based at Galway Airport, will be able to test 1,000 people a day when it is fully operational.