Cork principal says it's vital students get back to school in September
Thousands of pupils across the city and county are gearing up for back to school after almost six months out of the classroom following the COVID19 outbreak.
Schools are making a range of changes to allow for social distancing in school buildings and ensure the safety of students and staff as the fallout from the COVID19 outbreak continues to be felt.
Speaking to RedFM News Principal of Coláiste Éamann Rís Aaron Wolfe says many students are out of routine and it needs to be re-established to ensure their educational needs are being met:
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