15 Oct

Appointments to the Board of the Youth Council for Northern Ireland (YCNI)

The Department of Education (DE) has announced that it is extending the appointment term for the Board members of the Youth Council for Northern Ireland (YCNI).

Máire Young OBE (Chair), Herbert Faulkner OBE (Vice-Chair) and Anne-Marie McClure MBE (member) were originally appointed on 13 May 2000.  Derek Capper (member) was appointed on 11 June 2003.  Hugh Campbell (member) and June Trimble MBE (member) were appointed on 9 February 2015.  The term of all appointments has been extended until 31 March 2019. (more…)

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10 Oct

Community Conversation with Parents on Primary School Provision in South Belfast

A research team from the School of Education at Ulster University is undertaking an independent Community Conversation in October 2018 to gather the views of parents affected or potentially affected by the issue of over-subscribed primary schools in the South Belfast (Castlereagh / Carryduff areas) in order to report on possible short and longer term solutions.

They want to hear from as many parents as possible and are running a series of one-hour events for parents to come and share their views. These will take place from Friday 19th October to Friday 26th October 2018. (more…)

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9 Oct

Showcase of talent at Carson Awards

Stars of all ages gathered at Lagan College in Belfast on 04 October to celebrate creativity in integrated schools.  Actor, writer and director Dan Gordon introduced the Carson Awards Showcase, featuring projects on the theme of integration. The audience of students, staff, parents and IEF supporters enjoyed an exhibition of entries to the Carson Prizes followed by extracts of films made by students, and a performance by Lagan College dancers, all produced through the Carson Bursary scheme. (more…)

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9 Oct

Holywood Parents invited to discuss education as research shows local support for integration

A poll of Holywood parents has shown that most would like a school for their children which is openly welcoming to pupils from all sections of the community – and a massive 89% of those questioned said they would support their local school becoming officially integrated.

Local residents are now invited to meet and discuss the research, as well as explore possible future primary school provision in the area, at an informal event hosted by the Integrated Education Fund on 17 October. (more…)

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7 Sep

Raising a Laugh in London for Integrated Education

Top comedy stars Ed Byrne, Grainne Maguire, Wendy Wason, Carl Donnelly and Lou Sanders will come together and stand up for a for a good cause in November.

Stand Up for Integrated Education, on Friday 02 November in the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, London will present an exciting line-up of talent in a one-off special which promises to tickle your ribs.  All five comedians are giving their time in support of the Integrated Education Fund, the charity which works to grow integrated education in Northern Ireland in response to parental demand. (more…)

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