Shared Education @ Parliament Buildings, Stormont

On 12th November 2018 some ninety pupils from Grosvenor, Lagan College and Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock participated in the first of a series of events relating to the Shared Education Project in which the three school are currently engaged.

The initiative relates to the idea of building resilience and relationships across different communities, and the day started with an introduction to the project, followed by some ice-breaker games; Casey Robinson from Grosvenor emerging as the winner of the ‘People Bingo’ game!

Following a short break pupils then participated in a quiz, working in mixed groups, with three prizes being distributed to the three best-performing groups; it was excellent to see the pupils working together as a team. After lunch, meanwhile, the pupils travelled via coach to Stormont, where they learnt about the life and schedule of our MLAs and had the opportunity to have a Q&A session with two MLAs. Pupils also learnt about the current situation in government in Northern Ireland, while a highlight of the day was the pupils participating in a debate in the chamber and taking part in an election process.

Many thanks to Grosvenor’s ‘S.E.’ co-ordinator Mrs McClements, who organised our pupils’ participation on the day; we look forward to following the fortunes of the project as it continues throughout the year.

Pupils from Grosvenor, 'Lagan College' and 'Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock', during their visit to Parliament Buildings on 12th November.