Tag Archives: Education

We Dont Need No Educashion!

Its almost a cliche that American academics who compare the American and Norn Iron Civil Rights struggles do not understand that Education (and access to it) was not a major issue here. Catholics and Protestants had (in American terms) “segregated” … Continue reading

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So Farewell Then Trevor Lunn?

Surely he has to resign. Personally Id prefer if he didnt resign as he demeans the Allisnce Party by being MLA for Lagan Valley. He is 67 years old and can just sit his present little difficulty out. Its unlikely … Continue reading

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Posh Graffiti?

Some street art from the train stop at City Hospital in Belfast. Surely RBAI is not a reference to “Royal Belfast Academical Institution”, one of Belfast’s State Grammar Schools. Surely posh boys dont do this kinda thing. If standards are … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today…3rd September 1963, I was an 11 year old schoolboy. It was my first day at one of Belfast’ two Catholic Grammar Schools ( for boys of course). It was cold and there was a steady drizzle. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile In Primary One…

I have in the past referred to sending my sons into different forms of Education. Son #1 …..Gaelic speaking Nursery, Catholic Primary School, State Primary School (reasons of temporary location), “Integrated” Secondary School (his choice) and Catholic Secondary School (his … Continue reading

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