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O’Dowd visits Strandtown Primary School, Belfast

Education Minister, John ODowd, has visited Strandtown Primary School in Belfast.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Minister took a short tour of the school during which he viewed lessons in progress, before enjoying a performance by the school choir.

Speaking about his visit, the Minister said: “With an enrolment of more than 900, Strandtown is the largest primary school in the Belfast area and one of the biggest in the north. The school is well established in the local area and clearly plays a big role in the community, including serving many children from disadvantaged areas.

“I have been impressed by the hard work and dedication of staff that is clearly on show and this is reflected in the enthusiasm and joy in the children’s faces as they learn. I commend the Principal and Board of Governors on their leadership and wish everyone connected with the school the very best for the future.”

Notes to editors:

  1. The Department of Education has launched a new ‘Education Works’ advertising campaign. The campaign encourages families to play, talk, read and count with their child and to ‘Get Involved Because Education Works’. Watch out for the ads on television, radio and outdoor locations. The campaign highlights the vital role families can play in helping children do well at school and improve their life chances. Visit nidirect website for more information or watch the TV ad on the Department’s YouTube channel.
  2. View photos from the Department of Education in our Flickr collection.
  3. Media enquiries to the Department of Education’s Communications Team on Tel: 028 9127 9207. Out of office hours, contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 076 99 715 440, and your call will be returned.