Congratulations to the community at Carhill IPS who are celebrating 25 years of integration. The school began the move to become formally integrated a quarter of a century ago and the pupils marked the anniversary by taking to the streets of Garvagh last Monday (27 March) to share the occasion and build relationships across the community.
The enthusiastic group made their way down Garvagh Main Street and were cheered on by parents, grandparents, governors and local business representatives. Along the way the children gave out token gifts, which celebrated diversity and mutual understanding.
One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity to chat with key community figures including the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council, Alderman Maura Hickey.
At the Remembrance Garden in Garvagh town centre the children performed a celebratory song entitled “Learning Everywhere” written and choreographed by Miss Mc Afee, Carhill IPS acting principal.
Coming to the end of their walk, the children were greeted by Mr Hans Clyde an elder from Garvagh Main Street Presbyterian Church where the staff, children and guests were offered refreshments in the church hall.
One parent commented
“Isn’t it fantastic that in the current climate that these children can bring so many elements of the community together?”
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