Education: We All Have a Role to Play

Date: Thursday 07 February 2019
Location: Ridell Hall, Belfast
Time: 09:30-15:00

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(Refreshments and lunch will be provided at this event.)

We All Have a Role to PlayOn Thursday 7 February we’re holding a 1-day conference at Riddel Hall to encourage dialogue on themes and topics relevant to education in our society. The event will identify how participants envisage education in our society moving forward and explore what role individuals, local communities and organisations can play.

The conference will be of interest to community organisations and representatives, good relations/community development organisations and networks, parents, schools, youth workers as well as academics with a particular interest in educational issues.

The first part of the event will focus on research regarding young people’s attitudes to education and community relations. This will be followed by a session on some of the challenges facing education in our society, including young people’s mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion as well as dealing with difficult issues in our schools. We will also look at the role that parents and local communities can play in shaping education for the future and participants will be introduced to a toolkit which can help create inclusive dialogue within communities on local issues such as education.

Peter Osborne (Community Relations Council)

Contributors include:
Baroness May Blood (Integrated Education Fund)
Dirk Schubotz (QUB & ARK Young Life and Times)
Mairead McCafferty (NICCY)
Eileen Chan-Hu (CRAIC NI)
Maire Thompson (Hazelwood Integrated College)
Jayne Thompson (ParentKind)
Charmain Jones (Rural Community Network)

For more information, please contact us by emailing or phoning 028 9069 4099.

Click here to download our leaflet.