Friday, 23 April 2010

Budget time

A NORTH Belfast primary school is considering converting to an Irish-Medium Primary school, despite it being on the edge of the largest ‘Protestant’ housing estate in Northern Ireland.

Parents and pupils at Whitehouse Primary School have been hoping for news that their school would be rebuilt after a fire that all but razed it to the ground last year.

But, with the Education budget finally getting beyond officials calculators and ministerial approval it seems that the pupils will once be facing more time crammed into any spare space available at a nearby high school.

Now, who should we be to claim that at the same time Irish Medium primary schools are getting the green light to break ground? Indeed it would be churlish to suggest that there is a political agenda that is holding back the re-build at Whitehouse! Let no-one say we said it.

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