6 Dec

International support for Cranmore IPS leads to a new nursery unit

Congratulations to Cranmore IPS preschool which has been granted statutory nursery status from next September!

The pre-school was opened in 2003 to offer integrated provision to younger children.   In 2015 with generous help from integrated education supporter Kevin Curley, the American Ireland Fund and the IEF, Cranmore IPS was able to open new purpose-built pre-school accommodation, designed to meet the Department of Education’s requirement for nurseries. (more…)

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5 Dec

Living prizes get primary schools planting at Allianz Scarecrow Awards

This year’s prize ceremony for the Allianz scarecrow contest saw integrated primary school pupils getting their hands dirty at the agricultural college in Antrim. Representatives of the classes which had won prizes at the annual Garden Show Ireland earlier this year travelled to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Greenmount Campus on Friday (2 December). They  were awarded saplings to take back to school.  Colourful creations from the children formed “Scarecrow Wood” at Antrim Castle Gardens in May.    The competition, for integrated primary schools all over Northern Ireland, is sponsored by Allianz and co-ordinated by the Integrated Education Fund (IEF). (more…)

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30 Nov

Education Minister Peter Weir MLA visits the new site for Drumlins Integrated Primary School

Education Minister Peter Weir MLA today (30 November) attended the official cutting of the sod on the new site for Drumlins Integrated Primary School in Ballynahinch.

The new £3.5 million, purpose-built primary school was announced in June 2014 and has been made possible due to the Fresh Start funding which followed the Stormont House Agreement. The new school will be located at the site of the former South Eastern Education and Library Board’s headquarters in the town centre and is due for completion by September 2017. (more…)

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