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Kearney applauds pioneering South Antrim shared education project

12 June, 2018 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA Declan Kearney has warmly congratulated the pioneering work of ‘Duneane and Moneynick; Partners in Learning’ after attending the 10th annual celebration of joint sports between the two schools.

“Today’s joint sports programme hosted by Moneynick Primary School this morning was the latest fantastic example of co-operation between it and Duneane Primary School.

“It was great to watch the children from these two long established County Antrim schools enjoy each other’s company. That is exactly how it should be in our society. We are one community with many diverse parts.

“An excellent presentation was delivered by both school principals setting out the vision for how the shared campus will develop in the future. Each school will continue to maintain its own culture and identity while respecting and learning about that of the other school.

“I was also delighted to learn that both schools are UNICEF designated Rights Respecting Schools.

“Each school is relishing the prospect of, and looking forward to pioneering shared education within the North Eastern Region of the Education Authority. The next stage of the process will be for the joint project board to identify a site and produce a business case. I am committed to assisting that work in any way possible to help make this ground breaking vision a reality.

“The school communities in Moneynick and Duneane are leading the way with their example and best practice towards a shared future and a united community.

“I fully support their dedication to helping integrate our children and encouraging them and future generations to celebrate, embrace and enjoy the values of shared education, mutual respect, inclusion, and anti-sectarianism.” 

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