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Peace 4 Shared Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure funding this year for a Shared Education Project with St Joseph’s PS under the PEACE IV Collaboration and Sharing in Education. We will be undertaking joint project work over the coming years. Initially we will be involving pupils from P5/6 in a project on Linen, exploring the historic tradition of the Linen Industry in our community and further afield. In Term 2 P1/2 pupils will explore a joint topic on Outdoor Play. Next year other classes will have an opportunity to be involved.

By working in partnership with schools of a different type will have the chance to meet and learn with young people from a wide range of different backgrounds. Our teaching staff will also have this opportunity and through this new shared education partnership we will not only be promoting good relations but also working together to improve educational outcomes for all the children in our community.

We intend to meet with our partner school for different curricular-based activities and shared classes throughout the year and we will keep you informed of the dates and content of all these sessions. You should also keep an eye on the school website for photos and videos.

There will be no charge for any of the shared education activities and children will be travelling by bus to our partner school.

We are very excited about this project and would ask you, as the first educators of your children, for your support in this initiative. We have discussed this at a BOG meeting and it was felt this was a tremendous opportunity for our school.

 

If you have any concerns about the involvement of your child in shared education, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to provide more information about our plans.

 

Preparing the Plants

 
 
 
 
 
 

Today we had our 5th session of Shared Education.  We investigate 'Preparing the Plants'.  We had explored this in action during our Linen Centre visit but today we reviewed what we had learnt.  We sequenced the process images and discussed them in groups, then we played a game of human jigsaw to match new words with their definitions.  We learnt all about retting, scotching and hackling.

 

Check out our photographs.

 

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