Hundreds of Ukrainian children now enrolled in Galway schools

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Galway Daily news Over 450 Ukrainian pupils enrolled in Galway schools

More than 300 Ukrainian children have been enrolled in schools in Galway, as efforts continue to accommodate refugees fleeing the invasion.

Figures from the Department of Education show that, as of May 13, there were 5,843 Ukrainian pupils enrolled in Irish primary and secondary schools.

In Galway, 208 pupils have been welcomed in local primary schools, and another 94 are in post-primary education.

Nationwide, there are a total of 3,968 refugee children in primary school, and 1,875 at the post-primary level.

To help refugees with integrating into the Irish school system, Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) are being hosted by the 16 Education and Training Boards.

The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places.

The Department has said that REALT support the coordination of education services to schools and families in need, as well as advising the department on what new capacity is required.