Over the past year Termon National School has been embarking on an ambitious plan to teach every child in the school a musical instrument.
One year on and the programme has been described as a huge success.
First and second class start with the tin whistle, while third to sixth class have the choice of guitar, accordion or fiddle.
Some children have their own instruments, however, the school has also invested in a range of instruments which the children can use.
Principal, Michael Sweeney believes the programme works so well because of the school’s small classes, the dedication of the teachers and the support of parents.
One parent described the programme as “a great opportunity for the children to get and it means one less afterschool activity to rush to”.
The music programme and in particular the traditional music lends itself well to the revival Gaeltacht in the area.
Over the past two years, Scoil Chomcille An Tearmann has begun the full Irish immersion of all incoming classes.
All new infants since September 2018 have been taught completely through the medium of Irish. This is also proving very successful with a growing appetite for Irish education in the area.
Termon School has recently secured funding for a new extension, sports hall and upgrade works to the playground area.Tags: