Staff and pupils from three local schools – Hazelwood Integrated College, Glengormley Integrated Primary and Hazelwood Integrated Primary – visited Stormont recently to celebrate Integrated Education Week.
The event, hosted by Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn, saw children and young people from schools and colleges across Northern Ireland join together is song, dance and drama to highlight how integrated education can help shape a better future by opening horizons, dissolving barriers and building bridges.
Speaking at the event, Noreen Campbell, CEO of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE), said: “NICIE has long argued that for societal reasons we can no longer afford to educate our children separately. Those involved in and with experience of the integrated movement understand the importance of our schools modelling the type of shared and peaceful society we want our children to live in. This societal case has been the motivating factor behind the integrated movement.