Health Minister Edwin Poots has praised the work carried out by families, teachers and health professionals at special schools in Northern Ireland.
Speaking during a visit to Glenveagh Special School in Belfast, the minister described the experience as “thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting”.
“Learning disability affects a significant number in Northern Ireland. It is a lifelong condition and many require educational and social support, as well as health and social care, to help them live life to the full. It is heartening to see for myself the devotion and dedication of everyone involved with this school and all special schools.”
Mr Poots was greeted at Glenveagh by principal Fionnuala Leneghan and he heard from parents and staff. He also met with some of the pupils.