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Home Education and the Corona Virus

1 week 4 days ago
Parents who have children off school during this crisis have our sympathy. We have offered a list of tried and tested resources on our public page which might be useful for them to support their...

Artist led art class FE McWilliam Gallery

7 weeks 2 days ago
Home educated kids were thrilled to have another artist led art session with artist Deborah Malcomson at the FE McWilliam gallery in Banbridge.  This class has been running for quite a few...

BSL course

9 weeks 3 days ago
"On Thursday 16th January a group of home educated children embarked on their BSL ( British sign language) level 1 course.  This is a fast track course culminating in 3 exams giving each...

Mid East Antrim Meet Up

9 weeks 3 days ago
"A small group of homeschooling parents have been running a local Mid / East Antrim Meet Up since October 2019 in the Islandmagee Community Centre.   We meet on a regular basis once or twice a...

Wee Critters

9 weeks 3 days ago
"Today we attended wee critters workshop with Alan.  All the kids got to interact with unusual animals such as meerkats, snakes, toads.  They learnt a lot of new facts. As a family of 6 we...

Oh no they didn’t!

9 weeks 3 days ago
Home educating families had a wonderous time at several pantos over the Xmas holidays. We came in our hundreds to see Penguins in the Lyric Theatre, A Christmas Carol in The Mac and Beauty and...

Extra Library Books for Home Educators from January 2020

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15 weeks 6 days ago
We are happy to announce that from January the 6th 2020 home educated children can apply for a home education entitlement card. This new card will allow them to borrow more books than the standard -...

Friendship Four - Ice Hockey game SSE Arena

17 weeks 1 day ago
A large group of home educated families got to enjoy the 3rd place game in the Friendship Four tournament yesterday for free. The fast paced game saw UNH WildCats take third place. It was a unique...

Artist Led Art Class - FE McWilliam Gallery

17 weeks 1 day ago
Our bi-monthly art class at the FE McWilliam Gallery was created around the gallery’s current exhibition- Together Now: The Engagement Project. Two groups led by Deborah Malcomson started with the...

Monthly science class w5 - The Big Freeze

17 weeks 1 day ago
Our monthly science club at w5 had a very chilly theme.  The kids made snow, decorated their own editable snowman and learnt how to stick ice together and melt it.  As always the kids learn...