The Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) is hosting a workshop later this month on using material from their “Big Small Stories” project in schools.
The “Big Small Stories” was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and captured the memories and experiences of the people behind the foundation and development of integrated schools. This was done through recorded interviews and through collecting images and other heritage material from people involved in integrated schools: staff; pupils; parents; principals; governors; and the wider school community.
The “Big Small Stories” resulted in three main resources:
1. A set of three films telling the story of the foundation and development of integrated education in NI
2. A book, There Were No Desks, telling 24 personal stories about the foundation and development of Integrated Education in NI.
3. An archive of documents and images relating to the foundation and development of Integrated Education in NI which will be housed in the Public Records Office for NI
On Friday 25 January 2019 NICIE will be leading a workshop for anyone interested in exploring the use of the “Big Small Stories” resources – in particular, the films – in their schools. It will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and is open to teachers from any school in Northern Ireland. It will be held at:
Millennium Integrated Primary School
139 Belfast Road
The workshop is open to all teachers from any school across NI. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 9097 2910.
The films can be downloaded from the NICIE website here. From next week, additional material including There Were No Desks will also be available on this link.
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