St Laurence’s awarded European language prize
ST LAURENCE’S National School, Greystones, was last week awarded The European Award for Languages Label (EAL) at the newly revamped Croke Park Stadium.
Simon Coveney TD, Fine Gael Front Bench Spokesperson for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and former MEP for Ireland South presented the award to Principal Catherine Coveny, Sinead Kinsella and Aran Horan.The event was also attended by Minister Dick Roche.
The school submitted a very comprehensive project based on its innovative learning environment called A Whole School Approach to the Teaching and learning of Spanish.
Judges remarked that many of the teachers have learned a sufficient amount of language to be able to teach basic Spanish in all classes and that the enthusiasm of the pupils was palpable when they came out to visit the school.
This submission has brought participants added value in terms of competence and motivation and Mrs. Catherine Coveney, Principal hopes that achievement will serve as a model for other schools in Ireland. The European Commission coordinates the Language Label. Schools, colleges, universities, businesses and other institutions apply engaged in language initiatives are invited to apply.
The aims of the Award are to alert the public to the importance of language learning and is designed to recognise creative ways to increase awareness and appreciation of ALL the languages spoken in Europe.
Simon Coveney TD, Fine Gael Front Bench Spokesperson for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and former MEP for Ireland South presents the award to Principal Catherine Coveny, Sinead Kinsella and Aran Horan of St Laurence’s National School, Greystones.