Cranmore Integrated pupils working to better understand different faiths


Cranmore Integrated pupils working to better understand different faithsPupils at an award-winning integrated school have been visiting places of worship to better understand different faiths.

Children from Cranmore IPS in south Belfast spent time at the Belfast Islamic Centre, the Belfast Hebrew Congregation, Clonard Monastery and St Anne’s Cathedral.

They later produced artwork based on their experiences, which have been donated to their hosts.

Cranmore IPS opened in 1993 at the tail end of the Troubles with just 36 pupils in a former children’s home. A documentary at the time highlighted the struggle of establishing the school in the context of the political landscape.

A quarter of a century later, it is thriving with more than 230 pupils. It was honoured with the Excellence in Integrated Education Award in recognition of its commitment to the integrated ethos.

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