The Department of Education has published a cross-departmental Children and Young People’s Strategy 2019-2029. The strategy sets out a strategic framework for improving the well-being of children and young people in Northern Ireland.  It outlines how all government departments, agencies and those who provide children’s services will work together toRead More →

The festive season is upon us and it’s a time for indulgence but also a great time of the year for getting the kids outside and taking in the beauty of nature… In winter, woods take on a whole new character – spectacular, frosty landscapes. Perfect for enjoying nature’s sightsRead More →

With the General Election now only days away have you decided how you will vote or are you still open to persuasion? Have you heard all you need to hear from the political parties, or do you still have questions when it comes to the issues that really matter toRead More →

Recorded child cruelty and neglect offences are increasing, NSPCC Northern Ireland can reveal. In Northern Ireland, there were 500 child cruelty and neglect offences recorded by police in 2018/19, which has more than doubled from 184 in 2013/14. Across the UK, police recorded  more than 20,000 cases last year alone. ReportsRead More →

The Department of Education, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, is seeking examples of outstanding pastoral care in schools. The Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award provides recognition to school communities that have demonstrated exceptional co-operative effort in supporting the pastoral care of pupils. Schools that go above and beyond toRead More →

When W5 (WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy) first opened its doors in March 2001, Northern Ireland had never seen anything like it! From the outset, the mission was ‘to fire the spirit of discovery’, intriguing and engaging visitors with hands-on and immersive learning in a fun and inclusive environment. Twenty years on and having reached moreRead More →

Belfast-based leisure and adventure company, We Are Vertigo has opened the doors to its second Inflatable Park in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, completing a massive £750,000 investment and creating 50 new jobs. The state-of-the-art new Inflatable Park brings 30,000 square feet of inflatable entertainment for the whole family to the burgeoningRead More →