To provide the catalyst required to involve schools in cross-community curriculum projects; To facilitate the development of a wide range of projects appropriate for schools involved in cross-community contact and within those projects to meet the objectives of the curriculum; To enable schools to continue developing various aspects of joint work independently; To provide evaluation of the work undertaken.
Projects and Activities
The Trust produces materials for schools to use both in preparation for visits, during visits and for follow-up work. Each programme is linked to the curriculum.
Programmes are currently sited at Parkanaur Forest Park, the Baronscourt Estate and Beltrim Castle. Schools are encouraged to follow themes through a number of related programmes ensuring that pupils work together on a regular basis enabling them to get to know each other and develop mutual understanding and respect. Approximately 20,000 children participate in Speedwell's programmes annually.