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Monday 26 August 2019

City Hall visit for foreign students

 

Councillor Gino O’Boyle, pictured with Xin Yi Min and Han Yue Xin from Nanchang No5 High School, Jiang Xi Province, China, during their visit to Sligo City Hall
Councillor Gino O’Boyle, pictured with Xin Yi Min and Han Yue Xin from Nanchang No5 High School, Jiang Xi Province, China, during their visit to Sligo City Hall

Mayor of the Borough District of Sligo, Councillor Gino O'Boyle welcomed a group of eighty students to City Hall recently.

The students were talking part in a 'Future Learning' Programme coordinated by IT Sligo based at the colege for the month of July and included students from Europe and China.

Welcoming the students, the Mayor said: "We are proud of our reputation as a welcoming community, and our town and county has been greatly enhanced in recent years by people from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds making Sligo their home.

"We greatly value our international links, and Sligo County Council has signed formal Twinning Charters with Kempten in Germany, Crozon in France and Tallahassee in Florida.

"While the civic links were initiated by the respective local authorities, the associations have grown and evolved across a whole range of levels, including education, sports, arts, and tourism. Probably the most active of these networks is in the area of education, and IT Sligo and St Angela's College have been very strong and active players in fostering these links.

"For that reason, it is a special pleasure you here today, along with your International Group Leaders and lecturers in IT Sligo." The Mayor concluded his address by commending Maria Lahiff of JuLúRú Farm and Forest Activities for Managing the Future Learning Summer School and for coordinating the arrangements for the visit.

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