St Patrick’s Primary School in Hilltown has been funded by a grant from the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme to provide them with outdoor facilities. This work has progressed significantly with the installation of the wooden gazebo, which provides cover for outdoor learning activities.
A Northern Ireland construction company is helping to build a digital future for the pupils of Holy Family Primary School in Magherafelt as part of a three year initiative merging the public and private sectors.
In a partnership worth approximately £40,000 to the school, Magherafelt-based Oakleaf Contracts (Europe) Ltd will enhance Holy Family’s digital capabilities with the provision of much-needed iPads, software and management services over the next three years.
The deal was announced at a special school assembly which was attended by Mr John Collings, Director of Education for the Education Authority (EA), and Ms Anna McKavanagh, C2k Support Manager for the North Eastern Area.
Earlier this month Nazareth House Primary and Nursery School, Derry became one of the few primary schools in the city and surrounding area to be awarded the prestigious Digital Schools Award.
Supported by HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft, the Digital Schools Awards recognise excellence in the use of I.C.T. at primary level whilst providing practical support and encouragement to help schools make the best use of digital technology in the learning environment.
Holy Cross Girls’ Primary School, Belfast has been awarded the RHS School Gardening Award Level 5. This is the highest level that can be attained through the RHS School Gardening awards. It is a fantastic achievement for the whole school community and everyone should be very proud of the work that is ongoing in the school garden.
The girls have worked with a local community group and gardener to make the most of the school garden and in the process have learnt many new skills. They have even invited parents in to work with them - sharing their excitement and expertise. Everyone is looking forward to seeing what new types of vegetables can be grown in the new poly tunnel as well.
St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Belfast were delighted to receive two awards at the recent Families First Awards event in the Tullyglass Hotel on Saturday 21 April.
The awards received were for Best School for Effective Special Educational Needs and Best Head Teacher.
Congratulations to all the winners on the night!
St Mary’s Primary School, Pomeroy has marked the opening of a new 3G pitch.
The new synthetic surface has replaced an old grass pitch at the school and now also has floodlighting and new perimeter fencing, thanks to a £136K grant from the Department for Communities through Sport NI and the Education Authority, with part funding of £26K provided by Mid Ulster District Council.
Deputy Chair of the Council, Councillor Mark Glasgow and Mrs Gillian McGrath Director of Education at CCMS attended the official opening.