Why Should I Get Involved with CASE?
If you’re invested in creating and cultivating positive relations among school children and young people in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland, CASE can facilitate and support your efforts.
What Teachers Say About CASE:
A brilliant programme with benefits and advantages for our school community and the schools we are partnered with. We are constantly learning everyday and are very grateful to have the opportunity to be part of such a programme. Thank you!
I have really enjoyed my time spent in the programme. Shared Education has given me the opportunities to engage in professional dialogue and network with school leaders which has positively impacted my career to date.
What a fantastic initiative. Children and staff alike love it. It gives children the opportunity to meet those who they might not otherwise meet. It builds friendships. Children have access to lessons they wouldn’t otherwise get. Great for staff to visit other schools and share ideas with others from different communities. All look forward to CASE Peace IV days.
An initiative that has been hugely beneficial to both schools – allowed our staff and pupils to try things we would never ever have got the opportunity to try/experience otherwise. Breaking down barriers between schools.
What is CASE?
CASE is a programme that recognises the importance of collaboration and cooperation in a society damaged by a cycle of sectarianism and intolerance. It seeks to create and cultivate positive relations among primary and post-primary pupils in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties. CASE has a specific focus on schools that have limited or no previous experience of providing shared education opportunities to their children and young people.
The Education Authority in Northern Ireland and Léargas work in partnership to implement the programme. Its official title is ‘Peace IV Collaboration through Sharing in Education (CASE)’.
How Can CASE Benefit Us?
If you’re eager to see the development and preservation of positive ties among students and young people in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties, CASE will help you to realise that aim.
CASE’s approach is simple and straightforward. It allows for direct, sustained, curriculum-based contact between children and teachers from all backgrounds, through collaboration between schools from different sectors and diverse backgrounds. This collaboration helps to promote good relations, and enhance children’s skills and attitudes to contribute to a cohesive society. It really is as simple as that.
CASE is open to all schools in the six Border Counties of Ireland and schools in Northern Ireland that are not currently involved in the DSC Signature Project for Shared Education. CASE projects can involve:
- shared partnerships between schools within Northern Ireland
- shared partnerships between schools in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland
- shared partnerships between schools within the Border Counties of Ireland.
If your school is interested in taking part, you can apply any time. Contact Marie Heraughty for more information.
I’m Interested! What Now?
It takes just a few short steps to join a programme that will support your efforts to establish positive relations among school children and young people in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.
Contact your Development Officer with queries. The Development Officer in Léargas is Marie Heraughty
Come to an information workshop
Form a partnership, ideally with another school of a different management type in your area
Come to an Application Workshop
Download the Application Form
Carry out activities as stated in your plan
Record the activities as they happen
Contact your Development Officer when you need to throughout the project
Maintain all relevant documents for reporting and sharing
Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle