3 Aug

Adrian Dunbar – a long-time supporter and advocate for Integrated Education

Actor Adrian Dunbar has been a long-time supporter and advocate for Integrated Education in Northern Ireland as evidenced by his recent activity.   For years, Adrian has been a friend to the IEF, visiting schools and appearing at events.

In a video interview he made during a visit to Rowandale Integrated Primary School give a boost to the school’s fundraising efforts in 2010, Adrian said;
“I have always felt that children being educated together and sitting beside each other at school was surely the first step for a healthy society…..

…..“It’s much easier to demonize a section of the community if you don’t know anything about them.” (more…)

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26 Jul

Winning school leads the way in a divided community

New-Bridge Integrated College has been awarded the Evens Prize for Peace Education 2017 – the first winner in the UK or on the island of Ireland since the award scheme was established in 2011.  For this year’s prize, the Evens Foundation looked for strategies implemented in secondary schools for dealing with ‘hot topics’ in a constructive way. (more…)

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20 Jul

Top Comedians to put on a Class Act in aid of integrated education

A high profile line-up of comedy stars will join forces in Islington’s Union Chapel, London this autumn to raise cash for the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).

Among the stars taking to the stage at the historic London venue are Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Carl Donnelly and Shane Todd as well as host, comedian and actress Wendy Wason.

The night, titled Class Acts, promises to generate side-splitting laughter on Monday October 30 when it will donate all proceeds to the Integrated Education Fund. (more…)

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17 Jul

Portrush and Dungannon see growth in integrated education as more school places are announced

Two recent announcements from the Department of Education have brought news of growth for Mill Strand Integrated Primary School in Portrush, and Integrated College Dungannon (ICD).

Mill Strand Integrated Primary School in Portrush marks its thirtieth birthday with an increase in places to although an application to double the school’s nursery provision was turned down. However after being granted temporary variation to increase P1 places from 30 to 45 for September 2017,  Mill Strand IPS will in future be able to admit 58 children into P1 each year.  (more…)

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