17 May

Ulster Bank joins Dolly Parton to support Cliftonville IPS

The youngest pupils at Cliftonville Integrated Primary School were delighted to welcome a special visitor from Ulster Bank last Friday (12 May) and celebrate the bank staff’s support for Dolly Parton!

The Staff Charity Committee from Ulster Bank has stepped in to make sure that Cliftonville IPS can continue to operate the only Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Northern Ireland.  The Imagination Library, founded by the singer, requires additional support from local communities to keep going. The scheme celebrates reading, learning and cultural diversity, which all figure strongly in the ethos of Cliftonville IPS.  It also works with schools to promote self-esteem and confidence in children.  (more…)

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15 May

Discussing democracy: the Fund joins the Building Change Trust at the Imagine! Festival

The Integrated Education Fund joined the Building Change Trust (BCT) at the recent ‘Democracy Day’ – part of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics in Belfast in March.  The BCT hosted ‘Democracy Day’, to promote the idea that citizens should be at the centre of decision-making. The event explored the health of democracy in Northern Ireland and beyond through deliberation, debate and entertainment – showcasing some ground-breaking experiments, both locally and internationally, and initiating dialogue about the way ahead. (more…)

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8 May

Scary winners announced at garden show

Congratulations to the scarecrow sculptors of Mill Strand Integrated Primary School, whose creation “Scaremaid” carried off the top award at Allianz Garden Show Ireland as well as winning “Most Eco Friendly” prize. (more…)

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8 May

Sharing the news of the Integrate My School campaign

From Baroness May Blood MBE, Campaign Chair of the IEF
Article in ni4kids, May 2017 edition

You may have seen my friend Liam Neeson’s video sharing the news of the Integrate My School campaign. It’s an example of Liam’s generosity towards causes he supports, like integrated schools in Northern Ireland and the Integrated Education Fund (IEF). The campaign introduces an online platform: www.integratemyschool.com, for parents from any school to register a wish for their school to become officially integrated. (more…)

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5 May

Paul Newman’s Foundation provides Multi-Sensory Classroom for Maine Integrated Primary

Thanks to the support of the Newman’s Own Foundation, established by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, children with special educational needs at Maine Integrated Primary School are benefiting from specialist multi-sensory equipment.

The new facilities at the Randalstown  school were officially opened by Patricia Winter and Baroness May Blood, supporters of the Integrated Education Fund in Northern Ireland on Thursday (4 May 2017). Patricia’s husband, Burgess, kindly recommended the project to the board of the Foundation for their support. (more…)

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