From Declan Breathnach, TD  1st June 2016

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to meet with representatives of the Walk Tall programme urgently to facilitate his being apprised of the situation and to seek a solution before he makes a final decision on its future on 1 June 2016. [12534/16]

From Minister Richard Bruton Department of Education and Skills

My Department has funded the Professional Development Service for Teachers to revise the Walk Tall materials for primary schools. My Department is currently considering a continuing professional development framework to roll out support for the revised programme. Support will be rolled out in conjunction with support for the revised Stay Safe programme. My officials have made contact with the Professional Development Service for Teachers and it has not identified any issues in relation to the future of the programme.