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Triumph of inclusivity at St Tola’s greeted with joy

SAINT Tola’s National School marked the recent opening of its class for pupils with multiple disabilities on Thursday of last week. The new facility opened earlier in the year and the class is entitled Aoibhneas, translated to English as ‘joy’. School principal Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald said, “We have opened the new multiple disability class and we’ve got a new prefab. We’re going to be putting a new extension onto the school for the children. “We currently have four pupils enrolled, a fifth starting in September and we’re delighted with the success of the class so far and delighted to meet the needs of very vulnerable pupils within our community.” Speaking about the class, she added, “The children have multiple disabilities so they have challenges in relation to communication and movement and daily living skills. “Typically children with these sorts of disabilities would have gone to a special school and being able to provide the facility in a mainstream setting and …

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