Cllr McDermott receives warm welcome on visit to Ballagh NS

Fianna Fáil councillor Marty McDermott praised the Ballagh National School community in Kilrooskey this week, following a recent visit there, where he spoke with staff and students about the positive atmosphere at the school and the great facilities on offer.

“I called out to Ballagh National School in Kilrooskey recently”, said Cllr McDermott. “I received a warm welcome from principal Ruth O’Connor and all the staff and students. I was given the opportunity to tour the school and explore all that it has to offer. This charming school is not just a place of learning – with small class sizes, each child receives the individual attention they deserve, fostering an environment where their unique strengths are nurtured and their voices are heard”.

Ballagh NS was recently awarded extra STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) funding from the Department of Education, which was used to purchase LEGO robotic kits and iPads.

Complimenting the facilities at the school, Cllr McDermott said: “It was evident from my visit that the students are safe and happy. They have a sensory room where children can retreat to a calm space, devoted to relaxing and developing the senses”.