The P3s of Ballinamallard Primary School and St Paul’s Primary School treated parents and governors of both schools to their shared education performance. The show involved a range of songs and dramas all around the topic of healthy eating.
As the children came off the stage at Balinamallard PS they proudly exclaimed how their show was ‘...the best day ever’ and ‘...that was just brilliant’, indicating how much they enjoy performing together.
Ballinamallard and St Paul’s Primary schools have been working closely for the last four years as part of their Shared Education Programme. The children enjoy a variety of activities and learning opportunities where friendships and links between the communities have been formed.
John McCrea, principal of Ballinamallard PS said “This term the children have been taking part in drama and music workshops. The performance here was an opportunity for them to showcase all their hard work. It also shows the bonds built between children from different communities who, but for the support of the Fermanagh Trust and the Shared Education Project, may not have had the opportunity to work together. The children are excited about continuing their work next term on the Respecting Differences Programme and opportunities to play tennis.”
Shauna Cathcart principal of St Paul’s PS addressing the audience after the show said “What a wonderful occasion. The children did remarkably; all their hard work rehearsing has paid off. They were incredible for their age remembering all the words and actions. It just goes to show that two schools can do together what one can’t do on it’s own. I really hope the children will keep the memories of this sharing, co-operation, team building and of course the friendships they have made”.