In 1996 a Reading Support Class was set up, within our school, to cater for a group of children with Specific Learning Difficulty. Those pupils made history as this was the first such Reading Resource and Support Class within a mainstream school in Ireland. The original pupils are now in full-time employment and doing very well. The Support Area has grown since then and for a period had three groups but cutbacks forced the closure of one of these classes and so we now have two groups with nine pupils in each group. The classes serve the needs of the South Fingal Community. The children in these group are bright, eager and intelligent but learn differently to their peers. They spend part of the week within the classes, where they work on the core curriculum using learning styles best suited to their needs, and then join mainstream classes for the remainder of the week to pursue the Fine Art areas and P.E.
Building Bridges of Learning