4 Sep

Transform Clements Coffee Shop for Culture Night Belfast

The Integrated Education Fund will be staging a colourfully creative event during Culture Night Belfast on 22 September. We will be at Clements Coffee Shop on Rosemary Street from 1pm – 8pm offering art and craft activities and promoting the Integrate My School website. “Integrate My School” encourages and enables parents to register their support for their child’s school to become an integrated school. (more…)

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24 Aug

GCSE students mark education milestone

Students across Northern Ireland received their GCSE and other examination results today. This follows the publication of A-levels last week.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education said: “We want to congratulate all those getting exam results and moving on to the next stage of their education, whether in school, college, university, or in the workplace. (more…)

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15 Aug

Former Pupils return to Hazelwood Integrated College to shoot Cry Rosa

TV & Film Producer Emma-Rosa Dias and screenwriter David McCrea have returned to their former Belfast school, Hazelwood Integrated College, to shoot a short film for the new season of RTE’s Storyland. This award-winning commissioning project gives emerging Irish drama talent an opportunity to make original programmes, viewable to a global audience on RTÉ Player.

More than two hundred aspiring and experienced drama production teams applied this year, and Afro-Mic Production’s script, based on a true story, was chosen as one of the four films for production in 2017. (more…)

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7 Aug

Camp Camilla 2017 kicks off a week of activity at Lagan College Belfast

The IEF’s fundraising manager, Brian Small, was delighted to be among the guests at Lagan College today (Monday 7 August) for the official opening of this year’s Camp Camilla.

Special guest at the ceremony was Olivia Nash MBE, actress and supporter of integrated education.  She joined the camp founder, Camilla Ballard, to welcome the participants and their parents. The event was also attended by local MLA Clare Bailey, who was herself a pupil at Lagan College. (more…)

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3 Aug

Fund welcomes Children’s Commissioner’s call for integrated education in Northern Ireland

The Chief Executive of the IEF, Tina Merron, has welcomed the call from the NI Children’s Commissioner for an integrated education system in Northern Ireland.

Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People has launched the Commission’s Educational Inequalities and Inclusion Position Paper, saying
“Education is the service that impacts on every single child nearly every single day for at least 12 years of their lives and usually longer.  It is the service that gives children the tools they need and helps prepare them for their future.” (more…)

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