The Integrated Education Fund has heard with great sadness of the death of George Leslie, late of Carrickfergus, who passed away peacefully at hospital after a short illness.
George was a founding Governor of Ulidia Integrated College and was one of the driving forces behind its establishment, which was originally based in temporary premises at Whitehead in 1997, with just six teachers and 63 students. (more…)Read More
Growing Integrated Education: Perseverance, partnership and philanthropy
The recent announcement by the UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, that HM Treasury would invest a further £66 million in capital infrastructure for mainly integrated schools in Northern Ireland is a triumph of perseverance, partnership and philanthropy. Such things do not happen by accident – it takes years and years of hard effort from parents, schools, supporters and charitable organisations, to achieve. (more…)Read More
Integration Works for Everybody
The Integrated Education Fund has developed a vision of an education system free from religious, social and cultural divisions. We know, from extensive research, that the vast majority of parents want to see this become a reality – we now need an Administration and Finance Officer who will work with the Head of Operations to support all elements of the Fund’s work to achieve this. (more…)Read More
Pupils from integrated primary schools around Northern Ireland gathered for a gardening session at the Greenmount Campus of CAFRE in Antrim recently – and collected some green prizes while they were there.
Schools who had won awards in the annual scarecrow contest at the Allianz Garden Show Ireland earlier this year, were given trees for their grounds and every group that travelled to Greenmount for the prize ceremony on 16 November got the chance to plant up a trough of colourful cyclamen to take back to school with them. Prizes were kindly donated by CAFRE. (more…)Read More