A record 71,638 pupils from 278 schools across Northern Ireland, took part in this year’s Maths Week festival, representing a 27% increase on 2020 participation levels. The island of Ireland wide maths festival is one of the largest worldwide and took place largely online from 16 – 24 October.  TheRead More →

Fines for overdue library books are to be removed with immediate effect, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced. Minister Hargey explained: “Libraries are a crucial resource at the heart of our communities. They serve as a place for people to access a wide range of services including books, newspapers, onlineRead More →

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the publication of detailed guidance for young people and parents on school age Covid vaccination. Pupils aged 12-15 years old are to be offered a single Covid vaccine dose in the coming weeks, in line with the joint recommendation of the UK’s four ChiefRead More →

The flagship Cinemagic Film Festival returns to the Ulster Museum this October (1st to 31st) with an action packed film festival, bursting with film and tv opportunities for young people, families and fans of the silver screen. Enjoy Tales at Twilight book readings with magical screenings including JoJo And GranRead More →

A scheme to make period products freely available to pupils in primary, secondary, special schools and EOTAS settings has been launched. The three-year pilot programme is expected to cost £2.6 million and is being delivered in partnership with the Education Authority (EA), the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and AssessmentRead More →