Brownlow High School was a state secondary school, but in the late 80’s parents, pupils and staff took the step of “transforming” to integrated status. This happened in 1991. We where the first school to be transformed in Northern Ireland and many schools have followed our lead since then
INTEGRATION IN BIC IS ABOUT
– People of different religions, cultures, nationalties and backgrounds learning and growing together.
– Learning about other people and feeling safe about yourself.
– Not always agreeing with someone but being OK with that.
– Making good friends with people you wouldn’t normally get the chance to meet anywhere else
THE INTEGRATION CHALLENGE
We need to ask questions, listen to people and form our own opinions. We need to talk about the important stuff while remaining true to ourselves. We need to accept others for who they are.
OUR INTEGRATION COMMITTEE
At BIC our integration committee meets regularly and looks at how we can make our school an inclusive, enquiring and safe environment. The members of the integration committee are: Mr Smyth, Mr Gosling, Mr Downard, Mrs Kerr, Miss Craig, Mr Brankin, Mr Wright, Mr McKernan and Mrs Darrah (chairperson).