Carson Award Showcase – New Bridge Integrated College

New-Bridge Integrated College was delighted to host the Carson Showcase 2017 in the College on Thursday 19 October 2017.   The Carson Awards are named in honour of the legendary Northern Ireland comedian Frank Carson and are sponsored by Frank’s son, Mr Tony Carson. The Carson Awards are an exciting opportunity for young people to express themselves creatively under the theme ‘What Integrated Education Means to Me’.

The art work and creative talents of students from integrated schools across NI was celebrated and Carson prizes were presented during the event. The proceedings were compered by actor Dan Gordon whose one man show ‘A Rebel Without A Pause’ based on the life of  the legendary funnyman Frank Carson will run at the Lyric Theatre from November 1st to 5th.  A large number of integrated schools were represented at the event including members of the NICIE Teachers’ Committee.  Shimna Integrated College entertained with a live drama performance and our own Alanna McCourt sang her winning composition ‘New Beginnings’.

Special guests included Baroness May Blood, Mr Tony Carson, Mr Adrian Dunbar, representatives from the IEF and NICIE, visiting Principals, parents and members of the Board of Governors of New-Bridge.

It was a wonderfully positive event for staff, pupils and parents and a real celebration of Integrated education.

The Integrated Education Fund – Carson Awards – 19th October 2017 at Newbridge Integrated College – Loughbrickland                        Photographs © Declan Roughan