Opportunities for Schools to get funds from Gleo

Foras na Gaeilge would like to remind principals, school teachers and
students that the GLEO scheme will run from now until May 31st. If schools
want to enter this scheme there are application forms available on the
Foras na Gaeilge website at www.gaeilge.ie/gleo.

The GLEO scheme, which has been run by Foras na Gaeilge for the past six
years, awards English-speaking schools for leading the way in promoting
spoken Irish in their schools and communities throughout the year. Schools
are selected on the basis of their innovation and creativity and last year
twelve schools received an award of ?3,000 /#2,000 to spend on Irish
language resources and language events for their school.

In 2011 fifty four schools from across the length and breadth of the island
of Ireland entered the GLEO competition and were visited by independent
judges, who then selected the seventeen outstanding. The judges found
websites, drama and puppet shows, quizzes and passionate debates, to name
but a few of the varied activities, all run as Gaeilge.

Examples of the events and activities that schools have organised in past
schemes are available at www.gaeilge.ie/gleo.

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