A group of students from Belfast Boys’ Model School in North Belfast have been delving deep into the stories, past and present, of their local community as part of a special literacy project designed to build confidence and enhance writing skills.
The year 10 boys have been training as young reporters, working under the guidance of experienced journalist Mark Devenport and Nerve Belfast to create a magazine, uncovering the hidden history of the area and its people.
Children from schools participating in the Creative Schools Partnership Programme had an opportunity to come together to meet one another and take workshops designed to share learning, teach new skills and build confidence through the arts.
The three Creative Schools Ambassador events were held at the end of March. Belfast Boys’ Model, Blessed Trinity College and Mercy College Belfast met at the Duncairn Arts Centre in North Belfast. Ashfield Girls’ High School and St Vincent’s Centre met at Linenhall Library in Belfast City Centre and St Joseph’s Boys’ High School and St Cecilia’s College met in Derry/Londonderry. The sessions were facilitated by a range of artists: Ayesha Mailey, a dancer with Echo Echo, Shena Kelly, a dancer with Du Dance, DJ Cahir Glen, filmmaker Graham Ginty, singer/songwriter Dan Ferguson and actors Jazzmin McClure, Christina Nelson and Rob Crawford.
Year 9 and 10 students at Malone College worked with visual artist Kerrie Hanna to create a series of glass tiles which have been forged together to create a colourful bespoke stained glass window for the school.
Thanks to this special project, the group had the opportunity to step outside of their normal school activities to take part in specially devised drama and art sessions led by professional artists and focused on encouraging creative learning and improving student confidence. With 26 different languages spoken by students within the school, a primary focus of the project has been on celebrating cultural diversity and promoting inclusion.
A special exhibition to mark the project will take place on Wednesday 20th September, as part of Good Relations Week.
The upcoming Good Relations Week in Ballycastle is set to kick off in style, bringing together students from St. Patrick’s & St. Brigid’s, Ballycastle Integrated, and Bridin Ni Dhonnghaile Primary Schools, along with the esteemed presence of Mayor Steven Callaghan.
As part of the celebration, the students will be delving into arts and crafts activities, showcasing their creativity and embracing the spirit of unity and friendship that Good Relations Week aims to promote.
This exciting event will include; foods of the world, BBQ, DJ Trevor, live music workshops, arts, gaming, African drumming, Henna tattoos and a bouncy Castle!
Join us this Saturday for our multicultural event, 1pm to 4pm at Marrowbone Community Hub, off Oldpark Road
The session will centre around celebrating Good Relations Week through various games and activities. Each young person will receive a portion of a puzzle to design, symbolizing their individual identity. As the session concludes, we will assemble all the pieces to form a complete jigsaw puzzle.
Event by RCity: Communities Integrating Through Youth
As part of Good Relations Week, Positive Steps will be participating in a “paper riot” event, where they will share their own perspectives and listen to their peers’ opinions on community relations. Following this, the team will proceed to design canvases based on various themes of good relations.
Event by RCity: COMMUNITIES INTEGRATING THROUGH YOUTH.
Are you a complete sewing newbie looking to make sense of how to use a sewing machine and/or wanting to have a taster session before committing yourself to a longer, more comprehensive course. Then this class is for you!
On this 2 hour workshop you will learn all you need to know about using and making the most of a sewing machine and make a handy zipper pouch to consolidate your newly learnt skills in the process.
All materials will be provided so just bring yourself along and be prepared to have a lovely time! Please note that this session does not allow for time to set up and go through student’s own machines. When joining this class you will have to use our machines. The basic principles to set up and use a sewing machine are the same for all models and any differences can be easily worked out by going through your own machine’s manual once you have practiced on ours.
What you will learn:
- How to set up and thread a machine and how to wind a bobbin
- How to set the correct tension
- How to troubleshoot common problems
- How to sew perfectly straight seams and how to finish them
- Tuesday 29th August 2023, 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Saturday 2nd September 2023, 4:30pm-6.30pm
- Thursday 21st September 2023, 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Saturday 4th November 2023, 4:30pm-6.30pm
*The class will start promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive five minutes early to allow time to settle.
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The Museum of Orange Heritage offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the history, significance and current activities of the Orange Institution.
We are committed to providing a better appreciation of the cultural and social impact of Orangeism from its inception in 1795 until the present day.
The event will be held on scheme in Girona Close. Gardening together to make window boxes for yourselves and your neighbours. We’ll make beautiful boxes of flowering plants from around the world to bring hope and cheer to our homes for autumn and little flowering bulbs to show us signs of spring in the winter months. A Fun intergenerational event for all members of your family with all materials and tuition provided. Gardening helps us to sew hope for the future while nurturing our present happiness and mental health.
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