Details of the new Primary School curriculum will be announced by the Minister for Education today

Its the first time in a quarter of a century the syllabus will undergo a significant change.

Foreign languages will be introduced at primary level, as well as science and technology subjects.

There will be a greater focus on well-being, and a reduced focus on religion,

Guidance Councillor and Education Columnist with the Irish Times Brian Mooney is welcoming the changes.

“This 25 years later is looking at the world we are living in today, it’s a world in which foreign languages become an essential part and a sense of your ability to function n a wider global economy

Science and technology introducing children to that at primary school level is really positive and obviously they will build on that in second level”


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