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Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme which helps teachers to develop their practice, share ideas with other like-minded teachers and develop the skills of their students to become active, compassionate change-makers. This two-day core skills training event supports teachers in bringing new methods and approaches to the heart of their practice.

Children in Crossfire is a service delivery partner for Connecting Classrooms in Northern Ireland, and will be hosting the following free training days for primary and post-primary teachers on critical thinking and problem-solving.



DAY 1:          24TH NOVEMBER 2017

DAY 2:          26TH JANUARY 2018

VENUE:       NICVA, Belfast, NI

TIMES:         9.30am – 3.30pm


The training will provide participants with interactive methods to help young people develop core skills; skills that are vital for our young people to learn and our educators to nurture. Training is linked to the Northern Ireland Curriculum and can help schools meet their shared education targets, develop their practice for Rights Respecting Schools, Eco Schools and many other extra-curricular programmes. There are four stages of Connecting Classrooms. Not all of stages are mandatory, but each can provide opportunities for learning, development and for schools’ recognition through various awards.

Connecting Classrooms brings global learning to the heart of the classroom in a way that promotes solidarity, equality and learning. As highlighted in Stage Four of the Learning Journey, Connecting Classrooms offers children and young people the chance to build connections and friendships with children and young people from other parts of the world, helping them learn about interdependence, the root causes of poverty and the actions we can all take to move towards a fairer and more compassionate world.

The Connecting Classrooms journey will be unique to your school and tailored to give you support, implementation ideas and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.

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Alternatively, you can contact Donna McFeely on 02871269898 or