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St Francis' Primary School Squirrel Project Launched “Silverwood Squirrel Sanctuary”

St Francis' Primary School, Lurgan, have become the first school in NI to host red squirrels as part of Belfast Zoo’s red squirrel conservation work. The three new residents to the school are safely housed in a large bespoke enclosure funded by the Alpha Programme. Pupils have been delighted to get to know their new furry school mates which they can view from the safely of a hide in their wild woodland area. This project has been a labour of love for Dwyer Coleman the Eco-Coordinator at the school; we wish him, the pupils and the new residents lots of success in the project. Have a look at them on St Francis’ Facebook page.


National Excellence Award for St Peter’s & St Paul’s Primary School Foreglen

Capita IT Networks and C2k have announced that St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s Primary School Foreglen has been awarded the Highly Commended Award at the ICT Excellence Awards at The Merchant Hotel Belfast on Monday 24th June.

After speaking to the children, the judges commented on how confident the children could talk about their learning experiences and how they have helped pupils and teachers from schools across the country use technology effectively in their classrooms. In January 2019, 150 children from 23 schools across the country visited Foreglen for a Digital Leader Day, led and facilitated by the children of Foreglen. The children also won the GAA Innovation Award at The Irish News School of the Year Awards in June 2018 for making a free digital book for coaches and children who want to develop the basic skills of Gaelic Football. This book is available to download on the Apple Book Store all across the world.

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Winners of 2019 Capita and C2k NI Schools ICT Excellence Awards

Capita IT Networks and C2k have announced the winners of the fifth annual 'NI Schools ICT Excellence’ Awards. The over-all winning school in the post-primary classification was St. John the Baptist College in Portadown. Receipt of this prestigious award is a highly impressive accolade for the college which is only in its second year, having been launched in September 2017.

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St Colm's HS takes Sustainable Schools Award

St. Colm’s High School Draperstown takes Sustainable Schools Award at the prestigious TES Schools Awards London, 21 June 2019

The awards, celebrating their eleventh year, recognise outstanding contributions made by education teams and individuals to help students to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Young Citizens Make a Difference Challenge

Holy Cross Primary School Primary 5, 6 & 7 children travelled to Antrim on Wednesday 19th June to present their winning ‘Plastic Pollution Project’ at the Young Citizens Make a Difference Challenge. Pictured are their teacher Mrs Norris, Acting Principal Mrs Morrow, Dr Anne Rice, Programmes Coordinator NI Young Citizens and Lord Alderman John Smyth is the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey.

A Special Visitor at St Malachy's PS, Bangor

We had a special visitor today at St Malachy’s, Mr Gerry Campbell – Chief Executive of CCMS (Council of Catholic Maintained Schools). Mr Campbell walked around the school, met some children and was very impressed by what he saw. He commented on the manners of the children, and the vibrancy of the children’s work displayed throughout the school among other things. Our Head Boy Daniel and our Head Girl Rayna ensured he had a very warm welcome.

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