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Community Constituency Education Newry Newry and Armagh

Blue Plaque Unveiled in Belfast to Celebrate Professor Henry Barcroft

The Physiological Society was delighted to unveil a blue plaque at Queen’s University Belfast today celebrating the distinguished physiologist Professor Henry Barcroft (1904-1988). Barcroft is renowned for his work on the circulatory system. His meticulous research on blood flow determined how nerves and hormones control blood flow in the limbs. The plaque is positioned at […]

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Community Constituency Council Education Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Year 9 pupils from Newry, Mourne and Down attended an interactive careers inspiration event called 4C UR Future LIVE. The innovative event, held in Newry Leisure Centre on Thursday 9 June, was organised by 4C UR Future – a not-for-profit Community Interest Company – in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.   4C […]

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Community Education Government Stormont

Apply Now for Free Training Courses Through Skill Up

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today hailed the Skill Up initiative as he highlighted that applications are open for more than 7,000 free training courses for 2022/23. Skill Up, supported by an investment of up to £23million from the Department for the Economy and the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), is fully funding local further and higher […]

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Community Education

Eduation Authority Website Criticised for Long Waits

Questions have been asked of the Education Authority following extensive delays in the public accessing their free school meals and uniform allowance application. Clanrye News and Sport was contacted by several families who have waited in long queues to gain access and have still been unable to fill out the important application for school meal […]

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Community Constituency Education Health Newry Newry and Armagh

St Mary’s High School Support for Fostering Services

St Mary’s High School in Newry prides itself on the pastoral support it provides to all its pupils and being a place where past pupils can revisit and reflect positively on their time spent in the school. In order to learn effectively, children and young people require and deserve stability, to feel safe and to […]

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Community Constituency Education Government Newry Politics Stormont

Kimmins Calls on DUP Education Minister to Extend Engage II Programme for Schools

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has called on the DUP Education Minister to extend the Engage II programme for schools.   The Newry and Armagh said: ”The Engage programmes were designed to address the impact that the pandemic has had on children and young people’s education. ”Funding from the scheme provides for additional teaching jobs […]

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Campaigns Community Cost of Living Education Government Politics Stormont

Uniform Grant Increases by 20%

The school uniform grant will be increased by 20% to help support low income families, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced. The grant is designed to assist families in need with a contribution towards the cost of purchasing school uniforms. Announcing the additional £1.04 million investment, the Minister said: “The cost of purchasing school uniforms […]

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Community Education Government Stormont

Apply for Free School Meals / Uniform Grants

Free School Meals / School Uniform / Physical Education Clothing applications for 2022/23 school year can now be made online by clicking the link below.  The process has changed for 2022/23 and you are now required to register and create an account before applying. Please check your details carefully before you submit. The application must be […]

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Community Education Government Stormont

School Holiday Food Grant Available This Summer

Families of children entitled to a free school meal will receive a school holiday food grant this summer, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced. The Minister said: “School holidays can create significant financial pressure for parents on low incomes and the ongoing cost of living crisis is causing further strain on household budgets across Northern Ireland. […]

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Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

Access to Education for All Extremely Important – Ó Murchú

The importance of access to education for all was stressed in Leinster House last week with Deputy Ó Murchú highlighting how his family have benefitted from various routes through second and third level. There was some light-hearted ribbing between the Sinn Féin TD and Fine Gael Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, after Deputy Ó […]