Tue, Jun 26th, 2018
From making caves and creating slime creatures to writing poetry, children in just two of the 200 CASE schools in Northern Ireland and the border counties spent time together this year learning about drama and creativity in their Doorway into another World project. In the process, these students from St Ronan’s Recarson and Gillygooley Primary School learnt about each other too.
Other schools took part in shared outdoor and adventure activities, sang songs for President Michael D. Higgins, studied Maths and STEM subjects together… and meanwhile the programme also offered their teachers and principals support in developing the best approaches to implementing shared education in the classroom. Fourteen TPL/CPD sessions were offered in Spring this year, including Developing a Shared Vision, The Role of the Link Teacher, and Evaluation and Action Planning for Shared Education. Link Teacher training days provided a chance for teachers to explore networking, look at partnership activities and learn from experienced SE teacher practitioners. Evaluation and Action Planning Days allowed partnerships to plan more focused activities for the coming school year. An expanded range of courses will be offered in the coming school year.
In all, the first full year of CASE has resulted in over 11,000 pupils working together on shared projects in over 200 schools. A further 60 schools from the Spring (Cohort 2) application round will be joining the programme in the new school year in September.To find out more, check the Spring and Summer newsletters.
Applications are open on a rolling basis now and those interested should contact either Marie Heraughty here in Léargas or EANI for more information.