20 Jul

Top Comedians to put on a Class Act in aid of integrated education

A high profile line-up of comedy stars will join forces in Islington’s Union Chapel, London this autumn to raise cash for the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).

Among the stars taking to the stage at the historic London venue are Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Carl Donnelly, Shane Todd, Aisling Bea and Jarlath Regan as well as host, comedian and actress Wendy Wason.

The night, titled Class Acts, promises to generate side-splitting laughter on Monday October 30 when it will donate all proceeds to the Integrated Education Fund. (more…)

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17 Jul

Portrush and Dungannon see growth in integrated education as more school places are announced

Two recent announcements from the Department of Education have brought news of growth for Mill Strand Integrated Primary School in Portrush, and Integrated College Dungannon (ICD).

Mill Strand Integrated Primary School in Portrush marks its thirtieth birthday with an increase in places to although an application to double the school’s nursery provision was turned down. However after being granted temporary variation to increase P1 places from 30 to 45 for September 2017,  Mill Strand IPS will in future be able to admit 58 children into P1 each year.  (more…)

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30 Jun

Integrated education is focus of high profile London social event

Actor Adrian Dunbar is among 60 business, arts, media and political figures highlighting integrated education’s role in a more peaceful and economically positive future here.

Top media executive David Montgomery and his wife Sophie, alongside actor Adrian Dunbar, hosted a Summer Drinks reception for the Integrated Education Fund in Kensington, London to highlight the relevance of integrated education in Northern Ireland. (more…)

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28 Jun

An open letter to the Stormont political parties

An open letter to the Stormont political parties.

On behalf of the Integrated Education Fund I want to wish you and all the participants well, as political leaders enter the latest stage of talks at Stormont.

We at the Fund would like to take this opportunity to respectfully remind all parties of the hopes of Northern Ireland for a genuinely shared future for all generations, and of the past government pledges regarding a united community. (more…)

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27 Jun

Cutting the first sod for Corran Integrated Primary school’s new school building

IEF CEO Tina Merron joined Roisin Marshall, Chief Executive of NICIE, at a ceremony to mark the official start of work for Corran Integrated Primary School’s new building. Today (27 June 2017).  Tina and Roisin were welcomed to the school by staff, pupils and governors. The school has been marking its 25th anniversary throughout this academic year and this latest step towards a new building is a fitting culmination of the celebrations. (more…)

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