19 Mar

Primary Area Plans Published

The Education Boards have published their proposals for rationalising the primary schools estate in Northern Ireland. In the face of economic constraints and with thousands of empty desks, the Boards have been asked by the Education Minister to formulate area-based plans on how best to deliver education. (more…)

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6 Mar

Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton visits Cliftonville Integrated Primary School

Pupils from Cliftonville Integrated Primary School recently
enjoyed a visit from Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton and helped
her in her efforts to inspire the public to do something for Comic Relief. Helen, who is known for taking on challenging adventures, wants viewers to undertake their own sponsored challenges to raise money for the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day. She joined the pupils in her red nose zorb at a fancy dress disco. The event was filmed by the BBC and broadcast on national CBBC on 28th February. (more…)

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4 Mar

Integrated Education Week Celebrated Internationally

The first annual International Integrated Education Week brings integrated schools together to show what the future face of education in Northern Ireland should and could be.

The theme for the week is ‘Me, We, Our World’ and the event was launched at Ballycastle Integrated Primary School by guest Patrick McGrath of i-Teach. (more…)

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1 Mar

This Is For You, Da: The Carsons Host Tribute to the Legendary Frank Carson

 The long-awaited tribute gala for our friend and supporter, the late, great Frank Carson, brought a galaxy of celebrities to the stage of the Grand Opera House in Belfast on 28th February.

The show, marking a year after Frank Carson’s passing, raised funds for two charities dear to Frank Carson’s heart: the Integrated Education Fund and CLIC Sargent Homes from Home Appeal. (more…)

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28 Feb

Recent poll shows overwhelming support for integrated education

The vast majority of parents in Northern Ireland would support their school becoming integrated, according to a poll published in the Belfast Telegraph today.

The opinion poll, carried out by Lucid Talk and commissioned by the Integrated Education Fund (IEF), reveals that 79% of parents interviewed said they would back a move to transform their child’s school to integrated, while 66% of all people questioned believe integrated schools should be the main model of our education system. More than two-thirds said an integrated school best prepares children for living and working in a diverse society. (more…)

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