For the last two academic years Friends’ have embarked upon a Shared Education Signature Project in collaboration with St Dominic’s Grammar School from West Belfast. The primary focus of the project has been Year 10 History and creating a ‘Shared History’ based around the events of 1916. History Departments in both schools felt that a more ‘joined-up’ approach to the teaching of the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising was necessary. As such this has allowed pupils from both schools to develop their knowledge of the period and to make links with each other through a variety of events. These have included residential visits to the Corrymeela Community, talks at the Somme Heritage Centre and planned trips to Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin Cemetery this Spring Term.
The Shared Education Programme encourages schools to make cross-sectoral collaborations an integral part of school life, creating enhanced educational and personal development opportunities for everyone involved.
Shared Education In Friends' School Lisburn