From The Himalays To Slieve Gullion


Ten schools from Northern Ireland and 10 Nepalese schools from the slopes of the Himalayas will launch their British Council and DFIF-funded, “Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Project” at the picturesque Killeavy Castle, on the slopes of Slieve Gullion, Newry.

The project, which is led by St Mary’s PS in Mullaghbawn, aims to raise awareness of Gender Equality through IT by encouraging girls into coding and ensuring all pupils receive a quality education. The pupils are working together on a problem-solving project and will use coding to create a simple computer game based around an environmental issue in each country.

10 schools from NI and 10 from Nepal are working on a joint project supported by the British Council. and will meet up at Killeavy Castle.

The morning will consist of: a welcome address to the Nepalese teachers, followed by speakers presenting on behalf of the schools involved, from the point of view of: Co-ordinator, Principal, Class Teacher and Pupil. This will be interspersed with music and song by pupils from the schools. In addition, guest speakers will include, representatives from: The Centre for Global Education, British Council Northern Ireland and Dept. for International Development

Northern Ireland schools involved in the project:

+ St Mary’s Primary School, Mullaghbawn, Co Armagh (Cluster Coordinator for Project)+

+ St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

+ St Patrick’s Primary School, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

+ St Mary’s High School, Newry, Co Down

+ Assumption Grammar, Ballynahinch, co Down

+ Holy Rosary Primary School, Belfast

+ Lowwood Primary School, Belfast

+ St Teresa’s Primary School, Belfast

+ St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary School, Beragh, Co Tyrone

+ St Patrick’s Primary School, Mullanskea, Co Fermanagh