Bishop Leahy urges patience and support as schools reopen

first_imgPrint Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsBishop Leahy urges patience and support as schools reopenBy Meghann Scully – August 25, 2020 75 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous article#GolfGate Phil Hogan visited Limerick recentlyNext articlePhil Hogan played golf in Adare but denies breaching COVID isolation restrictions Meghann Scully TAGSBishop LeahyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Advertisement Speaking ahead of the reopening of schools, Bishop Leahy spoke of the importance of schools to our communities and paid tribute to all involved in the process, not least principals for their leadership during the summer months.Ultimately, he said, that we must stick with the guidelines handed down by the HSE.“While there is a natural quiver of nervousness around what lies ahead, we should all strive to create an atmosphere of mutual support,” he said.“That will mean an extra supplement of patience, understanding and forbearance. It will be a challenging time, so we need to be patient and we need to encourage.“It’s inevitable there’s going to be moments of irritation. But we cannot let them take over. The daily vaccine of patience, understanding and a gentle approach will go a long way to ensure the re-opening ofschools will be as positive an experience as possible for all.“We all need to be grateful for those who have risen to the challenge to get the schools ready to meet the Covid-19 disruption. In particular, I want to commend school principals for going way beyond the call of duty in working out the practical arrangements for school re-opening. I am mindful too of pupils, teachers and members of Management Boards who will have to re-adjust to all kinds of new ways.“The school re-opening calls on all of us to do our part by encouraging all concerned. It is good for the children and young people to be resuming a structure that facilitates their personal growth. It is important that we promote all the advice given by the health authorities, especially about hand-washing and social distancing.”He added:  “As schools re-open, I want to assure the pupils, teachers and staff of my prayers and the prayers of the Diocese of Limerick. We appreciate this is both a wonderful time and a challenging time for all concerned. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email “It is wonderful the schools are re-opening. Schools are the heartbeat of communities across the Diocese. Life thrives when they are up and running. Perhaps we don’t always appreciate it, but, along with the pupils, we all benefit from the community life that schools generate.” Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy has urged all to be supportive and patient with the key task of getting schools up and running – a task he described as both wonderful and challenging for all involved.last_img

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