11 Jun

Peter Weir calls for greater uptake of defibrillators in schools

Statement by Peter Weir DUP MLA for Strangford and Education Spokesman;

“There is no greater tragedy in our society than the preventable loss of young life. Automated External Defibrillators, which are effectively a local invention by Professor Frank Pantridge, have played a key role on a weekly basis in reducing the number of such tragedies, and we have seen the benefits of this recently, with interventions in the crucial minutes before an ambulance can get there often being the difference between life and death. Sadly, we have also witnessed too many tragedies in their absence. (more…)

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11 Jun

Kellie Armstrong calls for clarification on integrated education following survey

Alliance Integrated Education spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has called for clarification on what is being done to address the shortfall in school places available to families who wish their children to have an integrated education.

Ms Armstrong was speaking after a survey commissioned by the Integrated Education Fund showed over 67 per cent of parents would support their child’s school becoming officially integrated, while 78 per cent said the merging of schools along cross-community lines was a good way to save money and rationalise the education system. (more…)

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23 Feb

McCrossan: Uncertainty threatens Shared Education Campus

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has expressed serious concern that ongoing political uncertainty is threatening the future of Omagh’s Strule Shared Education Campus (SSEC).

Mr McCrossan said that correspondence from the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education outlining that the procurement process is to be suspended as a result of further complications is extremely disappointing. (more…)

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19 Feb

Alliance welcomes Drumragh expansion plans

Alliance representatives have welcomed a decision to increase both admission and enrolment numbers at Drumragh Integrated College.

Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA and Alliance West Tyrone spokesperson Stephen Donnelly were speaking after it was revealed Drumragh’s long fought for development proposal had finally succeeded. (more…)

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