Education Minister John O'Dowd has wished all children, young people and school staff a safe and happy summer holiday.
Minister O’Dowd said:
“As usual, the 2014-2015 academic year has been an extremely busy and productive year for all schools and therefore it is no surprise that pupils and school staff are eagerly awaiting a well-deserved break.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all pupils and staff a safe and happy summer holiday. After months of hard work, now is the time to rest and enjoy the holidays.
The freedom from school provides opportunities for young people to participate in sport and drama, visit other parts of the world and to enjoy many new experiences.
The Parents and Education Works sections of the nidirect website has lots of useful information and helpful advice for children and their parents, from taking care in the sun to being safe on the roads.
I hope all our young people and school staff have an enjoyable summer break enabling all those who are returning to school in September do so well rested, refreshed and ready for the 2015-2016 academic year.”
Notes to editors:
- The Department of Education’s ‘Education Works’ campaign promotes the value of education. This year’s campaign aims to ensure that parents have information on schooling and that they are aware of the steps they can take to ‘Get Involved’ and support their teenager in achieving good outcomes at school. Watch out for the ads on television, radio and outdoor locations. The campaign highlights the vital role families can play in helping children do well at school and improve their life chances. Visit nidirect for more information or watch the TV ad on the Department’s YouTube channel.
- See photos from the Department of Education in our Flickr collection.
- Media enquiries to the Department of Education Press Office Tel: 028 9127 9207. Out of office hours, contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 076 99 715 440, and your call will be returned.