PACT XII Level I
Aughnacloy Primary School
Project Title Diversity through Art Whole School Project
Partner School(s) Saint Mary’s Primary School
The two schools will come together to explore cultural diversity through the medium of Art. Children will develop the ability to recognise similarities and differences between the Catholic and Protestant denominations as well as the Polish culture in the local community.
Belfast Boys Model School
Project Title Cultural Diversity and Shared Heritage
Partner School(s) St Patrick’s College, Bearnagheea
The main aim of this project is to promote friendships and encourage pupils to value themselves, their cultural and religious traditions, and their shared heritage and to encourage them to come to an understanding of, and respect for other traditions. The project will provide a Cultural Diversity Programme for pupils who live in very close proximity and come from different cultural backgrounds.
Coagh Primary School
Project Title Working together
Partner School(s) St Malachy’s, Drummullan
This project will provide opportunities for children of different religions who live in Coagh and the surrounding area to get to know each other and to learn about and respect each other’s cultures and traditions, through trips and visits together.
Derryboy Primary School
Project Title The Life and Times of St Patrick
Partner School(s) St Caolan’s Primary School
Through this project, pupils will learn about St Patrick’s early life, his capture and his life in early rural Ireland. Pupils will also learn about Patrick’s legacy and his contribution to the foundation of Christianity in Ireland.
Drumlins Integrated Primary School
Project Title All singing, all dancing – Promoting Diversity through Music and Dance
Partner School(s) Christ the King Primary School
The aim of this project is to bring children from a range of community backgrounds together to create opportunities for lasting friendships. The pupils will use music and dance as a way of learning about and respecting difference. They will develop some understanding of aspects of the multiculturalism within Northern Ireland and learn new skills and develop confidence through participation in an end performance.
Edenderry Primary School Learning Support Centre
Project Title Learning Sharing Caring (LSC)
Partner School(s) St Mary’s Primary School
This project aims to encourage and support children from a wide range of backgrounds to develop a positive self image and attitude through active learning activities together. The activities will engender mutual respect and deeper understanding, and parents, staff and children will learn about respecting animals in their environment. Through the planned activities the pupils will have opportunities to form friendships and partnerships with each other inside and outside their own familiar settings.
Project Title The world around us and our place in it
Partner School(s) St Itas / Taughmonagh Primary School
The aim of the project is to get to know and work collaboratively with other pupils from different types of schools, including pupils who have a severe learning difficulty. The children will discuss, explore and express differences and similarities between communities and religions. The pupils will create a large scale art project through team work.
Greystone Primary School
Project Title Working together as a community
Partner School(s) St Joseph’s Primary School
The main aim of this project is to enable children from both schools to experience their own and each other’s cultural activities in a non-threatening and fun setting. The project also aims to include adult workshops for parents of both communities. The project will deepen children’s understanding about the concept of community and an awareness of their own place within the context of the wider local community by providing opportunities for them to perform with each other in residential homes close to both schools.
Holy Family Primary School
Project Title Understanding Diversity through Cultural Games We Play
Partner School(s) Academy Primary School
The aim of the project is to introduce children to an understanding of the diversity of other cultures through the medium of team sports and games.
Holywood Primary School
Project Title Collaborative Learning
Partner School(s) St Patrick’s Primary School
The aim of the project is to involve stakeholders in both schools to facilitate collaborative learning and mutual understanding in the short and long term. Common topics of learning will be established for three year groups with children taking part in joint educational visits and activities.
St Columba’s Primary School
Project Title ‘The Fairy Thorn’
Partner School(s) Kilrea Primary School
This project aims to initiate new contacts and expand upon friendships between children of similar ages from the two schools. There will be a programme of activities which will promote greater understanding and mutual respect of religious/cultural differences. There will be a greater sense of ownership and responsibility of community between the two schools through joint learning. The project will involve the wider community in activities to utilise the skills and knowledge available in the local environment.
Windmill Integrated Primary School
Project Title Learning through play – learning for life – learning to care
Partner School(s) St Patrick’s Primary School/Sperrin Special School
The project will use the play based curriculum within the nursery and special school environment to equip the classes with the necessary skills for life – how to get along with other people, how to resolve conflicts, how to be independent and responsible citizens. An artist will explore difference and friendship. Parents will also be involved in the project.
Killowen Primary School
Project Title Together through the Arts
Partner School(s) St John’s Primary School
The aim of the project is to bring governors, school staff, parents and children together to plan a motivating Arts programme for children of all ages. Children will take part in planned activities through which they can naturally learn to respect and value each others’ community and understand that they have a role to play in overcoming conflict and embracing diversity. The Arts include areas such as drama, music, art and design.
PACT XII Level II – Grants up to £10,000
Parkhall Integrated College
Project Title Promoting Tolerance and Diversity Through Sport Within The Community
Partner School(s) St Benedict’s College, Roundtower IPS, Rathenraw IP, Main IPS
The main aim of the project is to use sport to bring young people together within the Borough of Antrim to explore issues of diversity and tolerance. There will be opportunities for young people from both sides of the community to obtain recognised OCN qualifications in ‘Understanding Diversity through Sport’ or develop their skills in the sport of basketball. The young people in the 14-17 year old programme will assist in delivery of the 9-13 year old programme. Local youth clubs will also be involved in a community centred programme to promote good relations and partnerships within the Borough. The project will provide a tolerance and conflict resolution programme for pupils (at both Primary and Secondary level), and for Youth Club members, within the Borough of Antrim.
Pond Park Nursery School
Project Title Two Peas in a Pod Time Together Grow Together
Partner School(s) St Aloysius School Nursery Unit
This project sets out to strengthen the understanding of, and to celebrate the diversity of religion, language, ethnicities and physical differences existing within the two schools and within the local community. Children/staff/parents/carers from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures will explore their differences and similarities in a learning through play based series of activities. The project hopes to highlight how young children often naturally display understanding and acceptance of differences, and to build upon this and facilitate deeper mutual respect and tolerance at ‘grass root level’.
St Colmcille’s Primary School
Project Title Claudy Celebrates City of Culture 2013
Partner School(s) Cumber Claudy Primary School
The aim of the project is to promote a culture of trust and a sense of community between the pupils of St Colmcille’s Primary School and Cumber Claudy Primary School. They will explore further development of structures and relationships between both schools that will benefit the wider Claudy Community and will develop the skills of the pupils to become active participants in their community. The project will promote collaborative work between the children, parents, Governors and community representatives to celebrate village life through Music, Art, and Drama.
Whitehouse Primary School and Nursery Unit
Project Title Building Together for a Shared Future
Partner School St James Primary School and Nursery Unit
This project seeks to bring together the governors, staff, children, parents, extended families and the wider communities related to Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit and St James Primary school & Nursery Unit, to learn together and to share and celebrate different ideas, experiences, cultures, political persuasions and traditions with each other, creating a culture of respect throughout the different generations represented. The project will promote the involvement of parents/carers as partners in children’s learning and hopes to enrich parents’/carers’ understanding of how children learn in the early years.