Mrs. Kerr's Class have been working on Community Maps this week as part of our Integrated Education Week programme. Community Maps are really just ways of thinking about the places we live, the people we live with and amongst and the places we visit and that are important to us.
As the week has progressed they have been creating a big picture montage on this theme and on the very similar theme of 'We, Me, Our World'
Mrs Gamble's class really had their work cut out for them this morning. Not only were they trying to present us with an assembly that needed to incorporate the current Fantastic Forgies PDMU theme of committment, but they were also trying to tip a nod to World Book Day and of course International Integrated Education Week.
Okay, so it was a little bit ahead of Integrated Education Week but the aim was the same. During half term most of the staff from Forge took a little local tour. Read on to find out why.....
Forge has been serving children in South Belfast for 28 years now as a 'ground up' Integrated school. This year we wanted to revisit our Integrated Ethos as a staff and reflect on just what we do that is special.
It's International Integrated Education Week so we sent the P7's to Gaol - the old Downpatrick Gaol that is, which now houses Down County Museum. The P7 pupils have been looking at the Victorians as a learning topic and a visit to the Museum helps to give a real insight into the conditions that people lived, worked and in some cases were imprisoned in during that period.