25 Jan

NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY): Recruitment for new Youth Panel members

Letter from NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY)

NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY): Recruitment for new Youth Panel members

The NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) is seeking new members for her NICCY Youth Panel.  This is a group of young people who advise the Commissioner on key issues and assist her in her work of safeguarding and promoting the rights and best interests of children and young people. (more…)

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22 Jan

Applications sought for School Governors across Northern Ireland

A new campaign has been launched today to encourage applications to the role of school governors.

The Boards of Governors of schools have an important role to play in the management of a school alongside the Principal. A key function of the school governor role is to make sure that the school provides its pupils with a good education and meets all their educational needs. (more…)

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18 Jan

New-Bridge Jack spells out the future for new ‘App’

New-Bridge Student Jack Delaney successfully qualified for the second year running for the BT Young Scientist of the Year and presented at the prestigious competition in Dublin.

Jack has developed a new app called ‘Class Spell’ which allows teachers to create spelling tests for their classes. The teacher inputs the words to be tested and once the pupils take the test it corrects them. It allows the teacher to alter the pass/fail rate, monitor a pupils progression and input subject specific vocabulary. His app will be available on the app store in the next few days and it very user friendly.  (more…)

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15 Jan

Killyleagh Integrated Nursery declared officially open!

Killyleagh Integrated Primary School was delighted to welcome VIP guests to the official opening of the school’s nursery unit on Friday (12 January).

US Consul-General Dan Lawton and Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the IEF, were greeted by school Principal Jason Milligan, Nursery leader Hannah Cowan, and Chair of the Board of Governors, Jim Lindsay. Guests also included local councillors William Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP), Denise Morgan of NICIE (Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education), Donna O’Connor from the CSSC (Controlled Schools’ Support Council) and IEF board member David Cooke. (more…)

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15 Jan

Sperrin Integrated College wins under 18 Ulster Rugby High School Cup

On Wednesday 10 January, at City of Derry RFC, Sperrin Integrated College 1st XV won their first Under 18 High Schools Cup Final, beating Carndonagh Community School. A well-disciplined and clinical performance from the Magherafelt boys ensured a convincing 36-0 victory and saw them become Ulster Champions and school history makers.

Sperrin started the game brightly and were soon into their stride with big carries from David Evans, Jack Stewart-Williams, Jack Leacock and Charlie Clarke.  Carndonagh were struggling to cope with the intensity and tempo of the Sperrin game and inevitably spaces began to open in their defence. Sperrin didn’t need a second invitation and after some excellent work in the scrum Charlie Clarke burst over in the corner for an unconverted try. This settled the nerves, but from the kick off Carndonagh applied huge pressure after a Sperrin handling error. However, the Sperrin defence, led heroically by Marc Feathers, was a match for anything the Donegal side could produce. (more…)

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10 Jan

British Red Cross offer free workshops, for young people aged 10-19 across Belfast

Letter from The British Red Cross

We offer free workshops, for young people aged 10-19 across Belfast 

Our Youth Education programme builds humane and resilient communities, it’s informed by our corporate strategy “Refusing to ignore people in crisis” and enables young people to understand, cope with and respond to crisis.

Using both UK wide and local data we work with young people who will benefit the most from our education offer. Focusing resources in areas of NI where young people are most affected by crisis caused by stigma, conflict and first aid for drugs and alcohol. (more…)

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