Official opening of the renovated building of the Lycée Français d’Irlande in Foxrock [fr]
French Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Stéphane Crouzat, the board of management and the management team of the Lycée Français d’Irlande (LFI) officially opened the renovated building in Foxrock on Thursday 14th November.
The renovation addressed the need for a full renovation of the roof, but went much beyond that. In addition to the must-do, the school has also invested significantly into making the school greener. This fits within a multi-year strategy and is aligned with the LFI’s participation in An Taisce’s Green School program. These renovations will allow the school to reduce the heat loss by 75%.
Speaking ahead of the ceremony, H.E. Stéphane Crouzat, French Ambassador to Ireland, said “Thanks to this major renovation, the Lycée Français d’Irlande is now not only a school of academic excellence but also an example in terms of environmental performance. I would like to acknowledge the tremendous work done by the administrative and teaching staff in order to reinforce the green commitment of the LFI. ”
Nicolas Bourgeois, school principal, added “The LFI is very proud of the attitude taken by its pupils and is happy to take positive actions supporting better climate and environmental sustainability. With the school celebrating 50 years in existence this upcoming school year, we are looking forward to many more years of quality education in a sustainable facility!”
The Lycée Français d’Irlande is on two sites and educates about 500 children of 40 nationalities. The primary school, which is comprised of the infant and junior classes, is situated in Foxrock. The secondary classes are in Clonskeagh where they share the Eurocampus with our partner St. Kilian’s, the German School. The LFI is a non-denominational, mixed school that offers a unique education blending French and Irish cultures, including tin whistle and GAA lessons. Creative teaching programs allow the children to be educated in favorable learning conditions.