“I love this school and my daughter is very happy there,” Francesca Trungadi told Delano, adding: “But, I have two other daughters, aged 3 and 2.”
Trungadi explained that because there is no pre-school at LML, her two other daughters would have to attend a Luxembourgish pre-school. This means they will learn Luxembourgish but not English, making their transition to an English school all the more tricky. “I think they need a maternelle [pre-school] in English so that when they start primary, they are ready,” she said.
The mother-of-three also explained that next year, it will be complicated logistically because she will have a daughter in three different school systems. “Next year I will have one in crèche, one in maternelle and one at primary. I’m like a taxi driver!” she joked. Trungadi pointed out that the International School in Differdange, which has an English section at primary and secondary level, will soon open a pre-school, which gives her hope that a similar structure can be introduced at LML.
“For me, the most important thing is that people speak about it. So they know there’s a problem,” she said.
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