OPENING OF LITTLE ACORNS PROUD DAY FOR FERMOY
The official opening of Presentation Primary School’s Early Intervention Autistic Unit at College Road, Fermoy took place to rapturous applause on last Friday, May 28, writes Susan Caplice.
Principal, Maria Kiely told the big opening day gathering, “We are very proud, this is a special day for us. We are delighted to have such facilities here in the school, and it means so much that the children can come to school in their own locality and all their needs will be catered for.”
Maria went on to thank all of those who made the new facility possible, going back as far as 2005 when they had limited resources.
“Our prayers were answered with the help and hard work of local companies and families that organised fundraisers and we finally got the extension they wished for”, she said.
Fr Eugene Baker, chairperson of the school board of management, went on to bless the new extension, saying, “It’s a very proud day for all of us.”
The unit, called Little Acorns, incorporates a room for therapists, a sensory room, a play facility, a main classroom and specially adapted toilets.
The unit has been mainly funded by the Department of Education and Skills with additional money being provided by local support groups.
Thursday 3rd June 6:29pm