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Politics & Society Syllabus will support our young people in ensuring their views and voices are heard

19/09/2016

Malahide Community School & St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush among first schools nationwide to offer Politics & Society subject

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has welcomed the first phase of the roll-out of the ‘Politics & Society’ to Leaving Cert students, and is pleased that Malahide Community School and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush are included in the first 41 schools nationwide to offer the subject.

“I am delighted that the process of rolling-out the new Politics & Society syllabus has begun, with 41 schools nationwide now offering this subject. I am particularly pleased that Malahide Community School and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush are two of the very first schools to offer this subject.

“As this subject continues to be rolled-out, the Department of Education and Skills aims to ensure all interested schools will be in a position to include the Politics & Society syllabus in the subject choices for the Leaving Certificate students by September 2018.

“I believe this subject will be beneficial to all students who decide to study it. It will prepare our young people to become fully involved with wider society and to be informed of how our democracy works. I hope that it will encourage more young people to become involved with the political process, or to become advocates for the societal issues which they feel passionate about.

“Supporting our young people, and encouraging them to engage with wider society, the political process and to voice their opinions and ensure their views are heard will be beneficial to our society as a whole. We must continue to invest in education, and ensure that our education system provides our children with skills that will assist them throughout their lives.

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has shown his commitment to the continued development of the Politics & Society syllabus in the Government’s Action Plan for Education which is an ambitious, but achievable roadmap which will work to provide equality of opportunity for students, and ensure a brighter future for our young people.”