Mulroy and Errigal College students enjoyed a trip to Arranmore as part of their collaborative Shared Education journey this year.
Students from Mulroy and Errigal Colleges have been involved in CASE since 2018.
This year the focus of the schools’ joint collaborative work has been on getting to know and develop an appreciation for the county’s national heritage. They have visited 34 of the 39 stops of the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and learned about the history and geography of each place.
The Collaboration and Sharing in Education (CASE) Project, funded under the PEACE IV programme, began in 2017 and will end in 2023. While the basic criteria for a partnership is that schools belong to a different ethos and community and through CASE learn to appreciate this diversity and respect it in practice, schools that have over 20% newcomers to Ireland also qualify and this is the case of Mulroy and Errigal Colleges.
Students from both schools have been involved since 2018. Subject teachers of history, geography, art, music and metalwork have been engaged over the years and looked at areas such as the history of Northern Ireland which is a key factor in understanding the need for Peace.
Both schools have welcomed recently arrived Ukrainian students who joined them for the Arranmore visit. It is significant that students from a country currently affected by war got the opportunity to experience a part of the EU Peace Programme.
This year the focus of the schools’ joint collaborative work has been on getting to know and develop an appreciation for the county’s national heritage. This helps integration into the local community and a better knowledge of the surrounds. They have visited 34 of the 39 stops of the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and learned about the history and geography of each place. Prior to each visit the students have worked jointly on a project related to the site visit. By working together students have enhanced their research and analytical skills. Both schools work collaboratively using Google classroom which was particularly useful when COVID prohibited face to face engagement.