Stallholders required for Good Relations Teacher Conference
Tue, November 12, 2019
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Good Relations team is organising a Teachers’ Conference in February 2020 in partnership with the Education Authority.
The event aims to encourage collaboration and community connections and will provide an opportunity for organisations to make connections with up to 100 invited local schools. While it will largely be aimed at Primary Schools, some Post Primary Schools will also be in attendance.
As part of preparation for the conference, the Good Relations team is now looking for potential stallholders. Does your organisation have an activity to offer schools that you’re already resourced to do? Or is there something you could deliver if funding could be sourced? If yes, you may be able to avail of a free stand to promote your services.
The conference is designed to assist schools in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area who are already involved in Shared Education with a partner school, or who are interested in becoming involved in this initiative to encourage the normalisation of cross-community contact and joint educational experiences. The conference theme will be Collaboration.
Schools are seeking external providers who can facilitate shared experiences for their pupils to come together – these experiences do not need to be focussed on Good Relations themes, but can reflect any part of the curriculum. The conference is open to all, whether your organisation is in the community/ voluntary sector or you are a business owner.
We cannot guarantee that your attendance at the conference will produce new business for you, but we hope that the connections made will prove fruitful for both teachers and stallholders.
Date & Times
The conference will be held on Thursday 27th February 2020 at Ulster University (Coleraine) and is aimed at school teachers and Principals from schools within our Borough. Part of the conference programme will be dedicated to giving teachers time to talk to a number of organisations at our “Marketplace”. We hope to have up to 30 organisations involved who can offer an activity to bring two schools together as part of their Shared Education commitment and time together.
Draft event schedule (TBC)
9am Marketplace set-up
9.30am Registration of delegates, refreshments, networking.
9.45am/10am Start of conference, Introductions etc
10.20am – 11.40am Dedicated time for teachers to visit the Marketplace & discuss with stallholders what they can offer
11.40am – 11.55am Coffee break
11.55am – 12.35pm Presentations
12.45pm Close of conference and lunch
Further opportunity to visit Marketplace
The conference organisers will be there to guide and assist you on the day.
Register your interest
If you feel that your organisation has an activity to offer to schools that a) supports the curriculum and b) would be suitable for 2 or 3 schools to participate in together, then we would love you to register your interest in taking a stall at the Conference Marketplace on 27th February. If you need to charge for your services, then there may be sources of funding that schools could secure in order to pay.
Places are limited – please register your interest by 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019 by completing the form below and returning by email to joy.wisener@causewaycoastandglens,gov.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Joy Wisener at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on 028 7034 7067.
Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 10th January 2020.
Representatives from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Museums Service pictured at the Marketplace event last year.