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International Integrated Education Week 2014

‘Building Bridges’

International Integrated Education Week 2014 will take place from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th March. The theme will be ‘Building Bridges’ and we are hoping that as many schools as possible will celebrate with us.

IIEW2013 ‘Me, We, Our World’ was a great success and we are hoping we can build on that success for IIEW2014.

The key events will be as follows:

Friday 28th February (11:00): Launch of IIEW 2014 at Enniskillen IPS, where Oakgrove IPS will be presented with the ‘Excellence in Integrated Education Award’ (EIEA).

Wednesday 5th March (19:00 for 1930 start): Professor John D Brewer will be guest speaker at the All Children Together/QUB Dunleath Lecture, giving the lecture, entitled “The Limits of Politics: Reflections on a Damaged Peace” (Canada Room at Queen’s University, Belfast).

John Brewer is Professor of Post Conflict Studies in the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University. He runs the £1.26m Leverhulme Trust-funded Compromise after Conflict research programme in the Institute, which focuses on victims in Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka and South Africa, and has a special interest in religious peacebuilding.

This is a public event and for further information, please contact NICIE at 028 9097 2910.

Friday 7th March (10.30–12.30): Celebration event in the Long Gallery at Stormont, showcasing the talents of integrated schools through song and drama.  Trevor Lunn, MLA, will be hosting this event. The Guest of Honour will be the Irish Secretariat, Barbara Jones.

Schools are already exploring the ‘Building Bridges’ theme by making paper links, linking each student in each class around the school.

IIEW2013 ‘Me, We, Our World’ was a great success and we are hoping we can build on that success for IIEW2014.

If you require further information, please contact NICIE on 028 9097 2910.

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