IRELAND IN SCHOOLS
Ireland in Schools (IiS) is a national network of volunteers which provides free teaching and learning resources for primary and secondary schools in Britain.
AimThe aim of IiS is to make Ireland a part of the normal curriculum in Britain, from primary schools to sixth-forms, by making it easy for teachers to draw upon Ireland in their teaching.
InspirationThe original inspiration was to underpin the peace process in Ireland by fostering better understanding of Ireland in Britain through young people.
Educational life of its ownHowever, the programme has taken on an educational life of its own by
addressing key curriculum issues
enriching the teaching and learning experience for teachers and pupils alike and
making learning fun as well as challenging.
Catalyst & resource
In sum, IiS is a catalyst, resource and clearing house, helping teachers to exploit Ireland's rich potential by developing Irish pathways through the curriculum