18 Aug

Stiff Little Fingers backing integrated education

Stiff Little Fingers backing integrated educationStiff Little Fingers will light up the streets of Belfast four decades after the band’s inception when they will perform to a sold-out crowd at Custom House Square next Saturday, August 26.

As well as celebrating a musical milestone, Stiff Little Fingers will also advocate integrated education at the gig – something that the band is passionate about.

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/lifestyle/people/stiff-little-fingers-backing-integrated-education-1-8108304

18 Aug

Segregated schools persist because parents maintain the divide

Segregated schools persist because parents maintain the divideIntegration is presented as an obligation for others, mainly Muslims. No wonder many parents choose not to send their children to ethnically mixed schools.

Integration, though commonly discussed, is more often than not viewed as an important counter-terrorism strategy, rather than a social benefit in and of itself. Under such thinking, integration is an obligation that’s primarily expected of others.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/24/schools-segregated-parents-children-integration

14 Aug

Christopher Stalford asked Is integrated education the way forward here?

Christopher Stalford asked Is integrated education the way forward here?In an interview for the Belfast telegraph, Christopher Stalford South Belfast MLA was asked Is integrated education the way forward here?

His reply begins;
“Parents should have the right to chose how their children are educated. I think we should have an entirely integrated system of education – a single school in which people can pursue whatever faith they want to.”

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/christopher-stalford-i-dont-see-myself-as-a-future-dup-leader-im-an-arlene-ultra-and-i-hope-shes-still-in-charge-of-our-party-in-30-years-time-36023875.html

11 Aug

UTV mentee wins Breaking into News competition with his video about the issue of integrated education in NI.

UTV mentee wins Breaking into News competition with his video about the issue of integrated education in NI.Josh Farrell from Dungannon, Co Tyrone has won the ITV & Media Trust Breaking into News competition.

Josh, along with nine other finalists from across the UK, was given the opportunity to work with an ITV reporter to help develop a story of his choice.

For his report, Josh chose to look at the issue of integrated education in Northern Ireland and was announced as the overall winner at an event at ITV Headquarters in London on Wednesday night.

http://www.itv.com/news/utv/update/2017-06-28/utv-mentee-wins-breaking-into-news-competition/


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