We had an exciting afternoon on Thursday 12th May, with the visit of a delegation of thirty kindergarten principals from Estonia. Our school participated in a “Comenius” (European) project from 2012 – 2014 when we worked with other schools, including one in Estonia. As a direct result of this project, we were asked to accommodate this visit in order for the principals to observe first hand the excellent standards of teaching, and learning and the beautiful school environment of St. Sylvester’s Infant School.
The principals met first with Mrs Dunne, Mrs Kirby and Mrs Averill. Mrs Dunne made a presentation on the Irish education system to our visitors. They were then brought on a tour of the school by some of our teachers. The visitors were extremely complimentary of the welcoming and warm atmosphere they felt in the classrooms. We were so proud of our pupils who engaged politely and articulately with our visitors.
We will begin a new Erasmus+ project in September, in which we will work on the topic of “Kinder to the Sea”, an environmental awareness project with one school from Tallinn, Estonia and another from Seville, Spain. We look forward to telling you more about this project in the new school year.