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NEW INTEGRATED PUPILS CELEBRATE TOGETHER AT CLANDEBOYE ESTATE

Over 100 children enjoyed a fun filled morning of outdoor activities and learning

June 16, 2022

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Pupils from schools who have recently become Integrated have celebrated their new status today at a special event held in the Clandeboye Estate in Bangor.

Over 100 children enjoyed a fun filled morning of outdoor activities and learning which was delivered by the Clandeboye Forest Rangers and generously sponsored by donors of the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).

The schools taking place in the celebration included Seaview Integrated Primary School (Glenarm), Harding Memorial Integrated Primary School (Belfast), Central Integrated Primary School (Carrickfergus), Brefne Integrated Nursery School (Belfast), all of whom have enjoyed their first year as an Integrated school and Bangor Central Nursery School which is set to officially transform to Integrated status this September.

The event, entitled “Tomorrows Tomorrow Together”, was the brainchild of a number of IEF donors who wanted to help the schools celebrate their new status in a fun way and build relationships as they set out on their journey together as Integrated schools.

Paul Caskey, Head of Campaign, of the Integrated Education Fund commented:

“Today was a brilliant way for pupils and staff of these newly integrated schools to come together and celebrate their new status. The team at Clandeboye were fantastic and the children really enjoyed getting out into the forest to do some bug hunting and bird watching. Hopefully many new friendships and relationships have been forged and that the schools will continue to work closely together as their journey to integration begins.”