Business director and lawyer Margaret Mountford, known for her appearances on BBC’s The Apprentice, visited Northern Ireland on Monday (9 December) to endorse the work of the Integrated Education Fund and to see at first hand new facilities which the IEF has helped establish at Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. And the TV presenter said there is no reason to keep children apart at school according to their religious background. (more…)
John O’Dowd gave a resounding endorsement to Integrated College Dungannon (ICD) on Wednesday (4 December) when he visited the school to learn about its restorative justice practices. The Minister for Education joined Dungannon and South Tyrone Councillor Kim Ashton at the college, where they met school principal Andrew Sleeth, staff and students.
The college has made a commitment to integrating restorative justice into the school’s ethos and discipline policy, promoting mutual respect and tackling bullying. Since 2007, all students joining ICD in Year 8 are trained in these practices, as are the staff during staff development days. (more…)
The latest edition of the Integrated Education Fund’s Learning Together newsletter is now available to download from our website. It has already been delivered to more than 20,000 students in integrated schools throughout Northern Ireland. The newsletter is packed full of the latest news and pictures from integrated schools, stories of the important work carried out by the IEF and our donors, survey results from recent polls, blogs, reports on IEF fundraising activities and much more. (more…)
Stalwart supporters of the integrated education fund joined new friends and old at the Meantime Brewery in Greenwich on Wednesday (27 November) at a fundraiser hosted by the London Past Pupils group, which was formed by alumni of integrated schools.
The theme was “Celebrating the Best of Northern Ireland” and guests enjoyed great craic and traditional food from home in the Old Brewery at the Royal Naval College. The setting, across the Thames from Canary Wharf, was spectacular and the historic building added to the atmosphere. (more…)
We are delighted that Stiff Little Fingers are continuing their support for the IEF through their pledge campaign. Thanks to fans pledging, the band has now reached their target meaning they can make and release their album. The band has very kindly offered to donate 5% of any money raised after the goal is reached to the Integrated Education Fund. (more…)
Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the Integrated Education Fund, welcomed around 120 guests to the House of Lords on Tuesday 5 November for a dinner celebrating the crucial role played by our supporters around the world. (more…)