18 Nov

Integrated Education Celebrated at House of Lords Event

Major donors and advocates of the Integrated Education Fund gathered in the House of Lords on Tuesday 15th November 2011 for a celebration of Integrated Education in Northern Ireland. Baroness May Blood MBE, IEF Campaign Chair, hosted the event, which brought together over 100 guests, including influential politicians from both Houses of Parliament and leading business figures from across the UK and Ireland, who support the Integrated Education Campaign in Northern Ireland. Also in attendance was legendary comedian, Frank Carson, who along with his family, sponsored the event.

As part of the ongoing celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of integrated education, the key note speaker was Ms Sheila Greenfield, the founding Principal of the first formally integrated school, Lagan College, who was accompanied by the current Principal, Ms Amanda McNamee.  (more…)

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16 Nov

First Minister Praises ‘Sharing Languages, Sharing Cultures’ Project

First Minister Peter Robinson has underlined the value of sharing and integration at a ceremony to celebrate a language project in County Down.

Awarding certificates to primary school “graduates” of the Sharing Languages, Sharing Cultures project, Mr Robinson  praised everyone involved – the schools of all management types who join on a cross-cultural basis for language classes; Shimna Integrated College which runs the project; parents who have been supportive throughout ; Queens University’ Sharing Education Programme which backed the SLSC in its early years and funders Dr Gerard O’Hare and Atlantic Philanthropies  who have helped keep  the programme going. (more…)

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15 Nov

Glengormley IPS Gets A Visit From Baroness Blood

Pupils at Glengormley Integrated Primary School were glad to show off their new laptops when Baroness May Blood MBE visited the school’s IT suite. The equipment was bought thanks to a donation from the Australian Ireland Fund, after the charity’s  Executive Director, Teresa Keating, toured the school last summer on a trip organised by the Integrated Education Fund. (more…)

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14 Nov

Campaign For Education Reform Heads To Westminster

Hundreds of people signing up to a  campaign for education reform have Parliamentary backing, with an Early Day Motion at Westminster receiving the sponsorship of MPs from a range of parties.  As the One School of Thought campaign gathers pace, with more than a thousand signatories on its website, the Alliance MP for East Belfast, Naomi Long, has tabled an EDM calling on policymakers to support the push to make sharing in education a high priority. (more…)

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9 Nov

Carson Awards on An Lár TV

This week An Lár TV – an online TV station based in Dublin and broadcasting to a global online audience – are showcasing a selection of the fantastic Carson Awards projects that we have received in recent years. Tune in to the station by clicking here  – the videos will be shown between 4-6pm everyday until 13th November 2011 !

And there’s plenty more where this comes from – pop over to our YouTube channel where we regularly add new videos and projects for the public to view.

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