At an event on Tuesday 7 June in the Áisaonad in St. Mary’s College Belfast awards were presented to some of the 1500 pupils from Northern Ireland who created, designed and published their own books in Irish as part of the Foras na Gaeilge Scríobh Leabhar (Write a Book) project. Pupils from 17 schools in Northern Ireland took part in Scríobh Leabhar this year and they wrote their own stories in Irish on many subjects. Scríobh Leabhar is organised in Northern Ireland through the Áisaonad with Foras na Gaeilge. The presentation was made by Ferdie Mac an Fhailigh, Chief Executive of Foras na Gaeilge.
In all this year 141 schools and 9,461 children took part in the project and 6,300 books were written. There will be other events similar to this ceremony in other areas in coming weeks to celebrate pupils’ achievement throughout the country.
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