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Success for Friends’ School as they receive award

Press Eye Ltd
Tuesday 14th June 2011
Photography by  Darren Kidd Presseye/.com

LESSONS FROM HISTORY HELPING TO SHAPE A SHARED FUTURE 
 
A project called Facing our History, Shaping the Future which uses an innovative approach to teaching history is helping to pave the way to a better future by using case studies of mass violence from historic events to illuminate how individual choices have shaped history and what we can learn from this for the future. The three year project is funded by the International Fund for Irelands Sharing in Education Programme, managed by DENI, and is delivered by the Corrymeela Community in partnership with Boston based NGO, Facing History and Ourselves. 

 
Pictured at the launch of the project is from left: 
 

Sean Pettis, Project Coordinator, Corrymeela Community, Michael McIntyre, Programme Coordinator, Facing History and Ourselves, Jessica Peel (background) and Brooke Watson from Friends School Lisburn, Iris Bradfield, Head of History at Friends School, Lisburn, John Carson

Press Eye Ltd Tuesday 14th June 2011 Photography by Darren Kidd Presseye/.com LESSONS FROM HISTORY HELPING TO SHAPE A SHARED FUTURE A project called Facing our History, Shaping the Future which uses an innovative approach to teaching history is helping to pave the way to a better future by using case studies of mass violence from historic events to illuminate how individual choices have shaped history and what we can learn from this for the future. The three year project is funded by the International Fund for Irelands Sharing in Education Programme, managed by DENI, and is delivered by the Corrymeela Community in partnership with Boston based NGO, Facing History and Ourselves. Pictured at the launch of the project is from left: Sean Pettis, Project Coordinator, Corrymeela Community, Michael McIntyre, Programme Coordinator, Facing History and Ourselves, Jessica Peel (background) and Brooke Watson from Friends School Lisburn, Iris Bradfield, Head of History at Friends School, Lisburn, John Carson

FRIENDS’ School Lisburn has been awarded the prestigious International School Award in recognition of bringing the wider world into the classroom.

The International School Award seeks to celebrate, develop, recognise and accredit outstanding practice in the international dimensions of teaching and learning.

Cultural

Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

The resubmission for International status by Friends’ included a wide range of new and existing activities that highlighted a strong international ethos embedded across the curriculum and the school’s year round involvement with the local, national and international communities.

 

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