‘It’s like waking up on  Christmas morning!’

THERE were smiles all round as primary school children returned to school after an extended mid-term break this week. Across Fermanagh the early morning alarms went off on Monday and kids set off with their school books for a return to the classroom.  The Herald caught up with a few schools to see how both […]

Call to reopen shut school to aid social distancing

ALMOST three years after it shut its doors for the last time there are now calls for St Eugene’s College in Roslea to be reopened to help accommodate social distancing when students return to school. While there are still no concrete details on when or how our young people will be returning to their classrooms, […]

New app launched to help worried parents

WITH FERMANAGH schools closed, meaning children and young people are at home and spending much more time on phones and tablets, it is important parents can know they are safe and protected online.  To that end a new safeguarding app has been launched so parents and carers can access advice and information on the various […]

‘It’s not how we wanted things to end’

AS schools across Fermanagh and beyond entered their first week of temporary closure pupils shared messages of encouragement and support during this pandemic. At Devenish College the head boy and head girl penned a poignant message this week reminding pupils, staff and the wider community that “this is one of the times you look at […]

Warning poor broadband could be an issue for students

WITH more and more schools announcing extended closures this week and both students and teachers preparing for online lessons, the poor broadband provision in the county is being starkly shown up.  Cllr Adam Gannon has been campaigning for better broadband in the county, having recently submitted a question to Stormont on the matter. He is […]

Old school to rescue as floodwaters take toll…

‘WHERE there’s a will there’s a way’, is the motto for pupils at Killyhommon Primary School, Boho, who had to relocate to the local community centre for lessons due to excessive flooding on school grounds.  For two consecutive days last week, school principal Mrs Resha Rasdale made the decision to move lessons so that, “more […]


New extension is planned for growing primary school

ENNISKILLEN Integrated Primary School continues to go from strength to strength with growing pupil numbers each year. Over 400 pupils are now enrolled and the school is seeking a classroom extension to accommodate its growing numbers. The primary school recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Over the past three decades pupil numbers at the school have […]

The wraps come off new £21.5 Enniskillen school

THE long awaited £21.5 million new build for Devenish College is set to move one step closer to construction in the next few weeks. Principal Simon Mowbray has confirmed that six contractors have been invited to submit their tender prices for the construction of the new school located at the Tempo Road site.  The tender […]