The Integrated Education Fund will be staging a colourfully creative event during the Mela on Sunday 26 August 2018. We will be at Botanic Gardens from 12pm – 6pm offering art and craft activities and promoting the Integrate My School website. “Integrate My School” encourages and enables parents to register their support for their child’s school to become an integrated school.
While your children are busy transforming our marquee and filling the space with their artwork, parents can relax and chat about how a school can be transformed and become officially integrated.
The organisers of Mela say it is the “city’s annual celebration of global cultures when tens of thousands of visitors come together to celebrate our people and diversity.”
In becoming formally integrated, your school will welcome children from Protestant and Catholic backgrounds, as well as those of other faiths and none. For many, the transition to integrated status is a natural step, as the school may well already attract children from different religious and cultural backgrounds. Integrated education can help your child to have more friends from different backgrounds, develop more positive social attitudes and provide new educational, social and cultural experiences.
All ages are welcome to join us at the Mela.
For further information please contact Jill Caskey on 028 9069 4099 or at Jill@ief.org.uk
For the Integrate My School website click here.
The Mela programme is available here.
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