16 Feb

Thank You Mr Neeson!

Pupils and teachers from Lough View Integrated Primary School and both Lagan and Priory Integrated Colleges have sent a short message to Liam Neeson, as a thank you for offering his voice to the IEF’s latest advertising campaign. (more…)

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31 Jan

Transformation – We did it! So Can You!

Bishop John McAreavey, Chair of the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, has told the Belfast Telegraph that he is open to the idea of shared education, possibly merging schools of different sectors to offer integrated education. As the former Principal of the first school in Northern Ireland to transform to integrated status, Errol Lemon has been prompted to reflect on the process  at Brownlow College in Craigavon.  Twenty years on, he is now retired and a Trustee of the Integrated Education Fund. (more…)

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31 Jan

Question time for our policitians!

As politicians, pundits and the public gear up for another set of elections in Northern Ireland – this time for the Assembly, electoral reform and local Councils in May – the Integrated Education Fund has attended the annual conferences of three of the main parties represented, to let candidates know that we and thousands of parents are serious about wanting a change in our education system. (more…)

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30 Jan

Be Stronger Together!

The Integrated Education Fund is delighted to announce that our supporter, the actor Liam Neeson, has helped us by voicing our new radio adverts. (more…)

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24 Jan

Telling It Like It Is!

Many surveys and research projects in the past have come up with statistics showing that a majority of people would like to see more integrated schools. We are now facing some tough decisions on education, as in all areas of public spending; we have already put forward the sound financial arguments for integration, but we want to know how the current economic and political context shapes people’s attitudes, and whether the public debate on integrated education has built more support for the movement. (more…)

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