March is Integrated Education Month and is an opportunity every year for Integrated schools and the whole Integrated movement to collectively celebrate and reflect on what makes us unique.
This year, the theme is ‘together’. Being together over this past year has been a challenge, to say the least! Schools have been incredible and have found all sorts of ways to create togetherness in the face of the pandemic. Let’s celebrate that.
We are all part of an Integrated family that will survive and thrive beyond these troubled times. Let’s come together this March and celebrate that which can never be taken away – our Integration. Use IEM2021 to claim your contribution to peace and reconciliation and celebrate the unique educational experience your pupils have. We know that being together every day, whether online or not, is how we explore difference and build respect. In September, we will have been together in this movement for social change for 40 years. We are still together in this endeavour.
The IEM guidance gives some ideas that we hope will help you to celebrate togetherness at a time when being physically together is not possible. Feel free to download and use the IEM2021 logo.
We expect that most of the activity this year will be online and with this in mind, we would really appreciate you using the logo and adding a nod/tag to NICIE and IEF in your posts.