Earlier this month (August 13 – 17), St. Michael’s Boys’ National School (BNS), Longford, played host to a summer camp called ‘Pathways to Literacy and Numeracy’. Organised by the Department of Education and Skills, the camp looked at fun ways in which to engage the children in literacy and numeracy activities. Lessons in cookery, art, poetry, dance, music and drama were all undertaken.
The children were empowered so that they will achieve better results when they return to school in September. Overall 36 children took part and three teachers; Deputy Principal Michelle Finn, Mary Sorohan and Siobháin McKnight.
On the last day of camp the parents of the children were invited to the school to witness some of the activities in which the children had participated. This was a great time of celebration for the families where they saw first hand how the camp had enabled their children’s literacy and numeracy skills. Other visitors during the week included Cllr Brendan Gilmore and Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, James Bannon.