Mayor Welcomes ‘Future Learning’ Students to City Hall

Mayor Welcomes ‘Future Learning’ Students to City Hall Mayor Councillor Gino O’Boyle, pictured with Xin Yi Min and Han Yue Xin from Nanchang No 5 High School, Jiang Xi Province, China, during the visit to Sligo City Hall by students of the Future Learning Language School

Mayor Councillor Gino O’Boyle welcomed a group of eighty students to City Hall recently. The students were talking part in a ’Future Learning’ Programme coordinated by IT Sligo.

[Future Learning Language School (www.flireland.com) based in IT Sligo for the month of July and included students from Europe and China.

Welcoming the students, the Mayor said ‘We are proud of our reputation as a welcoming community, and our  town and county has been greatly enhanced in recent years by people from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds making Sligo their home.

International Links

We greatly value our international links, and Sligo County Council has signed formal Twinning Charters with Kempten in Germany, Crozon in France and Tallahassee in Florida. While the civic links were initiated by the respective local authorities, the associations have grown and evolved across a whole range of levels, including education, sports, arts, and tourism.

Education

Probably the most active of these networks is in the area of education, and IT Sligo and St Angela’s College have been very strong and active players in fostering these links .For that reason, it is a special pleasure you here today, along with your International Group Leaders and lecturers in IT Sligo.’

The Mayor concluded his address by commending Maria Lahiff of JuLúRú Farm and Forest Activities for Managing the Future Learning Summer School and for coordinating the arrangements for the visit.

Image Mayor Councillor Gino O’Boyle with students of Future Learning Language School during their visit to Sligo City Hall