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Statement : Shared Education bid rejected

A detailed Expression of Interest for a Shared Sports Educational Campus supported by 13 schools (as well as 3 tertiary level educational interests) was submitted to the Department of Education’s Shared Campus programme fund.

There is very limited formal shared education between schools in North Belfast, for reasons we all know too well. For that reason, Seaview Enterprises Ltd (which promotes structured shared educational opportunities for more than 40 schools) was in a good position to draw an interested consortia together – and kick-start difficult work between schools in Northern Ireland’s most communally segregated constituency.

The bid failed, with 3 of the 16 submitted bids being successful – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28105101

The main stumbling block to the bid’s success was that it did not receive the endorsement of the Belfast Education and Library Board. The Board declined to meet with us to discuss why, declined to indicate what its assessment process was or, indeed, whether there was an assessment process! We know that BELB Board members were not involved in the decision making. And, as senior Board officials advised us directly, that no assessment of bids would occur (that BELB would simply act as a “postbox” for the Department of Education) in short, we have reason to believe that we were badly misled. This is very disappointing for the schools involved, who – we believe – have been short-changed by a lack of transparency.

Although it is open to us to receive detailed feedback and to resubmit the bid in the Autumn, the position adopted by the Belfast Education and Library Board presents a near insurmountable obstacle to doing so. We can only await the proposals of the Belfast Education and Library Board for its own proposals to enhance greater shared education in the North of the city. We suspect that we may be waiting for some time.

Seaview Enterprises would like to thank all the schools involved for their support and encouragement, as well as the tertiary level education and training institutions who added their support, and wider community support engagement with the project.

Mark Langhammer

On behalf of the Board of Seaview Enterprises Ltd

FREE SUICIDE AWARENESS FOR COACHES

SUICIDE AWARENESS FOR COACHES           

 

This PIPs workshop is FREE and aimed at all who work or plan to with others in the sporting environment. As usual places must be booked

Date – 31st March 2014

Time – 18:00 – 20:00

Venue – Danny Hale Suite, Seaview, St Vincent Street, Belfast.

To book place(s) email –  jayne@morethanaclub.org.uk

Now taking bookings for CSL2 22nd -25th April

FREE community sports leaders level 2!!

22nd – 26th April 9.30 – 4.30 at Seaview.

To register please contact jayne@morethanaclub.org.uk. Places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Free half term football for 11 – 16 year olds!!!

FREE Football for 11-16 year olds @ Seaview Stadium during the half term break (Monday 17th – Friday 21st February) 9.00am to 12.30pm. Great way to enjoy those days off school. Contact mitch@morethanaclub.org.uk for details!

CAREERS AND VOLUNTEERING DAY FREE TO ALL

FREE TO ALL!!

Careers and Volunteering Day 7th February 2014 9.30 – 14.00 at the Lansdowne Court Hotel Belfast!!!!

Careers advice, volunteering opportunities, further education and immediate vacancies. All are welcome – for group bookings please contact jayne@morethanaclubni.org.uk to reserve a slot.

FREE SUICIDE AWARENESS / PREVENTION WORKSHOP 2ND DECEMBER 6 – 8PM

 

We will be  hosting a suicide prevention / awareness workshop at Seaview, the Danny Hale suite on Monday 2nd December between 6 and 8 pm. The course is free and we are urging as many to attend as possible as the Christmas season is a very testing time for many people. If you would like to hold a place or place(s) please contact jayne@morethanaclub.org.uk

 

 

A year in the life (almost…..)!

We have been up and running for almost a year and are very proud of our achievements!!

From November 2012 to date we have worked with over 1700 participants, engaging:

  • 32 local Primary Schools within the North Belfast and Newtownabbey area in a cross community UEFA Champions League Project
  • 20 Post Primary Schools with various educational and accredited workshops and courses
  • Over 100 Participants to successfully complete their Community Sports Leadership qualifications.
  • 16 Local Community workers and leaders to train and qualify in Using Sport to Tackling Youth Crime
  • 15 Young people in their Dance Leadership Level two qualification, 3 of whom are moving on to set up their own local dance school supported by the ‘Mes Que Un Club’ Project.
  • The local community with workshops on diet and nutrition, self defence, alcohol and drug abuse and good relations.
  • 500 young people and 35 exhibitors in Careers and volunteering Day.
  • 70 Children aged 8 – 11 in our Summer Fun weeks.
  • 17 Young people from various different backgrounds, religious, ethnic and sexual in their OCN in Diversity qualification.

Thanks to everyone for their participation and their support!

FREE Summer Fun Weeks for boys and girls 8 – 11!!!

Wondering how to entertain the children this summer?

Seaview Enterprises ‘More than a club’ project is running two Summer Fun weeks at Seaview for children aged between 8 and 11.

These will be 9.30 – 12.30 Monday – Fridays from 29th July – 9th August.

Activities will include games never seen before at Seaview along with arts and crafts, workshops, children’s entertainers, ice cream van and much more. This will be FREE of charge and transport for groups can be arranged.

Booking is essential to do so please contact Jayne@morethanaclub.org.uk

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