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 provide an overview on collaborative work under Shared Education.

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!
Teacher, Cavan

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.
Teacher, Donegal

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.
Teacher, Monaghan

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.
Principal, Donegal

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)’.

Pupils involved in CASE Peace IV

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 can show you one way to do so.

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 fully subscribed to for 2021-22 school year. CASE was 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. These involved:

  • 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 you would like to know more about CASE, contact Marie Heraughty for more information.

Next Steps

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

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Léargas Supports - Meet the Team

Marie Heraughty

CASE PEACE IV DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (01)8871244 or (087)7090625

Dara McIntyre

Support and Development Officer, School Education & Vocational Education and Training (01) 8871213