Sunday 26 March 2017

Small schools are country's lifeblood

Small schools in rural Ireland are the lifeblood of this country. A school can unite a community, no matter how small or isolated.

Arguably, smaller schools with 50 pupils or fewer can provide better, more focused education for our children and give them a better start, but the plan to close these small schools is a disaster.

It will be a very sad day if small schools across Ireland are forced to shut their doors for good after decades of service to their residents. The savings that are being made are not worth the cost it will impose on rural Ireland.

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