Hazelwood Integrated Primary School, Carrickfergus Central Primary School and Woodburn Primary School and made a joint application to work together as part of the Shared Education programme. In 2017-2018 the focus for P2 was to develop Outdoor Play and this year they will continue this into P3. The new P2s this year (2018-2019) are focusing on developing PDMU and The Arts which is a key focus in each school’s School Development Plan. We are looking forward to many visits throughout the year and meeting up with our new/old buddies again.
In October 2018 we celebrated ‘Shared Education Week’ in which FS/KS1 took part in many activities throughout the week. The P2 and P3 children involved in Shared Education designed a torch to represent happiness and bright ideas when working with others. We have included a photograph below of the two year groups together.
Hazelwood Integrated Primary School embarked on their first Shared Education journey this year alongside Carrickfergus Central and Woodburn Primary Schools. The three teachers met up for shared planning days which enabled the children to meet once a month to have valuable, outdoor learning experiences. Some of our outings included den building in Shaftesbury Park, nature trails in Hazelwood’s Forest and planting in recycled bottles. The teacher’s also got numerous opportunities to learn from others though attending training for Shared Education, Play/ABL, outdoor learning and thinking skills in the classroom.. Based on the parents and pupil responses from the Celebration day in June 2018, we know this year was a huge success. As a whole school community we are now culturally more aware of the similarities and differences around us and recognise the value of learning with and from one another through this shared learning experience. As we enter into the new academic year we are looking forward to our 2nd year and inviting another year group to join us!