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Christian Brothers’ Primary shares in European education cash

Armagh’s Christian Brothers Primary School is one of 14 local education institutions which will share almost €425,000 to take part in language, culture and STEM related projects with schools across the EU.

The institutions – six primary schools, five post-primary, one special school, one regional college and the Youth Forum – were successful in applying to Erasmus+, the EU’s flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Congratulating the local organisations successful under the scheme, Education Minister John O’Dowd said today (Wednesday): “Erasmus+ offers children, young people and their teachers fantastic opportunities to share knowledge and experiences with their counterparts across Europe.

“Local institutions will link up with schools in countries across the EU to take forward projects with a range of themes, including maths, the environment, language and literacy, arts and business.

“This experience can only serve to expand their horizons and will deliver side benefits such as the opportunity to learn and practise foreign language skills.

“I am pleased to see the range of local institutions that have been successful in applying for funding under the Erasmus+ programme. Almost every sector of the local education system is represented. I congratulate them all and wish all those participating well as they embrace their projects.”

Erasmus+ is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. More information and details of how to apply are on the Erasmus+ website

Those receiving funding are as follows:

· Iveagh Primary School, Rathfriland – Language Education – €4,610
· North West Regional College, Derry – Future Classroom – Essential Skills Training – €40,625
· Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt – Connecting Environmental Education to the Outdoor Classroom – €2,095
· St Mary’s Primary School, Newry – Welcoming Europe Into The Class – €45,145
· St Mary’s Primary School, Newry – Dissolving European Boundaries – €34,580
· Tummery Primary School, Omagh – Promotion Of Irish Language and Culture In Tummery Primary School – €2,140
· Coláiste Feirste, Belfast – Developing Literacy in a Language Immersion Context – €16,100
· St James’s Primary School, Newtownabbey – Exploring & Excelling – Using The Environment And Play To Raise Achievement – €7,515
· St James’s Primary School, Newtownabbey – ‘M³’ – Mathematics, Mini-Enterprise and Marketing Project – €19,475
· Carniny Primary School, Ballymena – Arts Through Europe – €14,625
· St Patrick’s College, Maghera – Pathways In Europe – €36,37
· Christian Brothers’ Primary School, Armagh – Net is the Key – €22,170
· Clarawood Special School, Belfast – MEAL – €22,005
· St. Michael’s Grammar School, Lurgan – Innovative Digital European Active Learning – €87,907
· St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon – Learn to Enterprise. Improving Entrepreneurial and Linguistic Competencies through Non-Formal Education – €47,770
· Northern Ireland Youth Forum – NI Youth Congress – € 21,520.00.

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