Derryhale Primary School has cause for excitement after receiving a prestigious award from the Ulster-Scots Agency.
The school was awarded the Ulster-Scots Flagship Award as recognition of the school’s teaching and inclusion of Ulster-Scots within its curriculum.
The Flagship Programme is a cultural and educational scheme, devised and managed by the Ulster-Scots Agency in partnership with primary schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The purpose of the programme is to support primary schools in the development of high quality educational and curricular opportunities for children and young people in order to learn more about the Ulster-Scots heritage and culture.
Derryhale Primary School have been involved in Ulster-Scots fiddle tuition, singing, and drama as well as in their core classroom teaching. The Principal, Mrs McMenemy was presented with the Flagship Award by Hilary Singleton, Board Member of the Ulster-Scots Agency, during a special assembly to mark their achievement.
Mrs McMenemy said she was “very appreciative of the school’s involvement with the various educational programmes ran by the Ulster-Scots Agency and looked forward to continued commitment from the Agency in the future.”