27 Feb

Omagh IPS welcomes special guests to launch new building

The Campaign Chair of the IEF, Baroness May Blood, was joined by a high-flying Irish American VIP at the site of the future Omagh Integrated Primary School and Children’s Centre on Friday (24 February). John Fitzpatrick, hotelier and chair of the Ireland Funds, flew in especially to join May and help officially open building work on the site which is next to Drumragh Integrated College.  The project will comprise not only a new 14-classroom school and nursery but also a children’s centre, which is being developed thanks to generous integrated education supporters.  The work signals the beginning of the end of the mobile classrooms which have been home to Omagh IPS since it was opened, more than a quarter of a century ago.  (more…)

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8 Feb

Liam Neeson backs parent power through Integrate My School campaign

Liam Neeson has joined forces with the Integrated Education Fund to let parents know about a new initiative which puts integrated education within reach for nearly every school in Northern Ireland.  The campaign is called “Integrate My School – I’m In” and Liam Neeson has released a powerful online video message of support. (more…)

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25 Jan

Peter Weir announces call for School Enhancement Programme

Schools are being invited to apply for financial support for capital projects costing up to £4million.

Education Minister, Peter Weir today announced the second call for the School Enhancement Programme (SEP) as he viewed progress on the £2.9million improvement project at Sullivan Upper School, Holywood. The project will provide a 3G hockey pitch with floodlighting and a stand-alone two-storey pavilion which will include a gymnasium and space for drama and dance. (more…)

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