7 Apr

Broken promises and forgotten commitments

From Marie Cowan, Chair Integrated Education Fund

Whilst ordinary citizens – taxpayers, voters, civic stakeholders – await the formation of a government for Northern Ireland and the presentation of a budget, the scant news we hear from the negotiations is all about sticking points and red lines, broken promises and ‘forgotten’ commitments. (more…)

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4 Apr

Carhill IPS celebrates their anniversary with the local community

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. (more…)

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28 Mar

Hazelwood IC sets the bar high at Mock Trials competition

A team of senior students at Hazelwood Integrated College won through to the finals of the Bar Mock Trials competition, in their first year of entering!

The dedication of the 15 pupils, who studied and practised after school, saw them beat off stiff competition in the legal skills contest. They were named winners of the NW heat in the Northern Ireland section of the contest. Congratulations also go to St Dominic’s Grammar School who won the Belfast heat. The UK finals were held in the Royal Courts of Justice, London, last Saturday (25 March). (more…)

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22 Mar

Primary Schools encouraged to get creative at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Allianz Garden Show Ireland will celebrate Northern Irish heritage past and present by encouraging schools to get creative and get involved in the fantastic Schools Challenges at the Show which runs at Antrim Castle Gardens from 5th – 7th May.

The two schools competitions will reflect the Show’s focus on local Northern Irish heritage in 2017 and embrace our recent and distant past. (more…)

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10 Mar

Sport for All at Glencraig

As part of their Integrated Education Month celebrations, Glencraig Integrated Primary School hosted a “Game of Three Halves” event in partnership with IFA, IRFU and Ulster GAA. Coaches from all three codes put the children through their paces in each sport during the morning with children learning through fun games and activities that no sport is specific to one community or culture. (more…)

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