Telling ‘Big Small Stories’ re Integrated Education

Big Small Stories

–       Public Exhibition: Exploring and Uncovering Cultural and Social Heritage of Integrated Education in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) is hosting a two-day exhibition at the Ulster Museum on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November to celebrate 35 years of the integrated education sector in Northern Ireland.

‘The Big Small Stories Exhibition’ will feature displays and stories from the 65 Integrated schools across Northern Ireland and is a key part of an overall heritage project designed to tell the relatively unknown story of the development of Integrated Education in Northern Ireland. It will also celebrate the efforts of many people who have been instrumental in promoting peace and reconciliation in the region.

With support and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF NI), engagement with the Integrated schools across Northern Ireland as well as the founders and supporters of integrated education, ‘The Big Small Stories’ project aims to capture, record and archive the memories and experiences of the people behind the foundation and development of integrated schools across Northern Ireland.

Through oral history interviews and the collection of images and other heritage material, the overarching project brings together teachers, pupils, parents, principals, governors and the whole school community as they embark on an exciting journey to explore and uncover the full history of integrated education.

The Public Exhibition at the Ulster Museum is free to attend between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, during which each integrated school will showcase displays about their history and journey to date. This will be supplemented by an extensive programme of drama performances, choirs, dancing, films and debates throughout the weekend.

For more information about the event and performance times, please visit

EVENT: ‘The Big Small Stories Exhibition’ – Exploring and Uncovering Cultural and Social Heritage of Integrated Education in Northern Ireland

WHERE: Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast

WHEN: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2017 – 10am-5pm each day

DETAILS: Free to Attend

Big Small Stories

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