Liam Neeson has joined forces with the Integrated Education Fund to let parents know about an initiative which puts integrated education within reach for nearly every school in Northern Ireland. The campaign is called “Integrate My School – I’m In” and Liam Neeson has released a powerful online video message of support.
Integrate My School is a website designed to enable parents to register their support for their child’s school to become an integrated school.
By becoming an integrated school, your school will welcome children from Protestant and Catholic backgrounds, as well as those of other faiths and none. For many, the transition to integrated status is a natural step, as the school may well already attract children from different religious and cultural backgrounds.
Integrated education can help your child to have more friends from different backgrounds, develop more positive social attitudes and provide new educational, social and cultural experiences.
The good news is that evidence suggests a majority of parents already support the idea of integrated education.
The process of becoming an integrated school is called transformation, and by signing a petition to register your support on www.integratemyschool.com, you have the power to trigger this process within your school.
To download Integration Works—a short guide for parents click here.
To download the Department of Education´s Integration Works – Transforming your School Guidance for Schools click here.