30 Aug

Home and away – calls for education reform persist

From Baroness May Blood MBE, Campaign Chair IEF

Why are calls for integration so difficult to hear? The growing number of voices clamouring for holistic change in our education system must surely have reached the ears of the Executive Office.

The latest call comes from a body set up under the Fresh Start Agreement – the document the Executive signed up to earlier this year. (more…)

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11 Aug

Government vision is still looking backwards

From Baroness May Blood MBE, Campaign Chair IEF

Stormont’s new approach to building a programme for the future can be welcomed – setting targets which show that life is at least theoretically better for everyone and then showing how we will measure progress towards these targets. However, though the plans are set out in a new way, is there anything new in the plans themselves? (more…)

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8 Aug

Education Minister Peter Weir opens Camp Camilla summer scheme at Lagan College

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has attended the opening ceremony of Camp Camilla Summer Camp at Lagan College, Belfast.

Camp Camilla is an American-style summer camp designed to bring together children and young people from integrated schools across Northern Ireland with visiting students from the USA. It was developed after the Integrated Education Fund established links with supporters in Dallas Texas.  The camp is now in its second year and runs until 12 August. (more…)

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1 Aug

Raising a Laugh for Integrated Education

He’ll be standing up for integrated education in September, but mentalist David Meade needed a wee sit down when he joined comedian Tim McGarry to launch a show in aid of the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).  Pupils Anna Caskey (Forge Integrated PS) and Michael Small (Strangford Integrated College) were on hand to share in the fun. (more…)

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