Shared Education in Practice

The Shared Education in Practice videos and support materials show how these schools have created educational opportunities for their pupils to bond and enjoy friendships through their shared education partnerships.

Primary

Hart Memorial Primary School and Presentation Primary School, Portadown

The shared partnership of Hart Memorial Primary School and Presentation Primary School has a long history. The two schools have been working together to improve cross-community relationships in Portadown for over 20 years.

The video illustrates some of their curriculum activities, including the work of the shared school pupil council. It also shows the impact that working together has had on pupils, parents and teachers, and the approach that has made this partnership so successful.

Curriculum contexts:

  • Numeracy
  • Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
  • Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities (Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making, Working with Others)

Post-Primary

Ballynahinch Partnership: Assumption Grammar School, St Colman’s High School, St Colmcille’s High School, The High School Ballynahinch

A creative writing project to co-author and publish a story book ‘Montalto Magic’, inspired by the estate’s history.

Curriculum Contexts:

  • English
  • History
  • Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities (Working with Others)

Ballynahinch Partnership: Project Overview & Action Plan  268.8 KB - uploaded 07-05-2019

Lurgan Junior High School and St Ronan’s College, Lurgan

Lurgan Junior High School and St Ronan’s College have worked together for many years. One of their more recent Shared Education projects is now in its second year and explores History in Year 8 through moving image, art and music.

This video shows the students producing short i-Movies on the expectations and perspectives of World War 2 American soldiers stationed in Northern Ireland during the war.

Curriculum Contexts:

  • History
  • Music
  • Art
  • Thinking and Personal Capabilities (Being Creative; Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making; Working with Others)

 

St Columbanus' College, Bangor Academy and Bangor Grammar, Bangor

CCEA worked with St Columbanus' College to facilitate a Shared Education event for World Maths week exploring maths with Stem Aware, W5, Stem Ambassadors and Kanios.

This video shows the students engaged in fun and interactive Mathematics activities.

 

Curriculum Contexts:

  • Mathematics
  • Thinking and Personal Capabilities (Being Creative; Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making; Working with Others)

 

Belfast Boys' Model School and Mercy College

The Shared Education outcomes that we wanted pupils to know and understand in the context of LLW were tolerance, respect, and resolving conflict.

Curriculum Contexts:

  • LLW Local and Global Citizenship - key concept Diversity and Inclusion

Background Information & Action Plan  542.9 KB - uploaded 11-11-2019