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Speech & Language Project: Parents Play and Stay Workshop

St Colmcille’s PS, as a member of a local cluster of primary schools is taking part in an innovative  partnership with the Western Trust’s Speech and Language Department. Speech & Language Therapist, Orlaigh McCann is working with the 12 schools and was in St Colmcille's on Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 hosting a workshop for our Primary One parents and children. We were delighted with the excellent turnout of parents with almost full attendance.


The workshop focused on helping parents to support their children’s language skills development through play with a particular emphasis on developing numeracy/mathematics skills.  There were lots of games and activities for parent to do with your children.

We believe this workshop provided parents with opportunities to:

  • get a detailed insight into the activities carried out on a daily basis in school

  • observe how literacy is delivered in the Foundation Stage

  • to replicate some of these techniques at home using every day fairy tales or story books and objects.