NaíscoilsGive The Gift of Bilingualism
The naíscoil provides an excellent opportunity to parents to try Irish Medium Education – even if you opt to send your child to an English speaking primary school your child will have benefitted from an enriching experience that opens their mind to other languages and other cultures in their future life.
Have you thought of Irish medium education for your child? There are three Naíscoil’s in your area and Free Pre-school places are available for 2023.
Swatragh, Co Derry
Naíscoil Mhachaire Rátha
Glen Rd, Maghera, Co. Derry
There are so many advantages to sending your child to an Irish Medium Preschool.
Children Become Bilingual
This occurs naturally with out the children having to ‘learn’ the language in a traditional sense.
Irish is the best modern language to have in seeking employment in Ireland in the 21st century. Opportunities are to found in the rapidly growing education sector, the media, publishing, translation, civil service as well as youth and community work.
Improved Performance at English & Maths
Children who have received their primary education in the Irish-medium sector demonstrate higher levels of attainment in English and Maths than their monolingual counterparts.
Easier to Learn Foreign Languages
Bilingual children are much more likely to go on to learn a foreign language than their monolingual counterparts.
Community & Social Benefits
Children become part of a young, growing, and vibrant Irish-speaking community and develop a strong sense of social belonging, with a broader cultural experience and increased understanding and acceptance of other languages and cultures.
Mental Health Benefits
Research has also shown that Alzheimer’s disease demonstrates a much lower incidence in people who have been bilingual or multi-lingual from an early age.
Improved Problem Solving Abilities
Research has shown that bilingual children on average, demonstrate higher problem-solving abilities, better attention and task switching capabilities than their monolingual counterparts.
Improved Life Chances
In later life bilingual children have been shown on average to have a higher educational attainment, improved employment prospects and higher earnings than their monolingual counterparts.