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BBC Radio Interviews Lauri McCusker of Fermanagh Trust about Sharing Education

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BBC Radio Ulster interview (6 September 2011)
Lauri McCusker of Fermanagh Trust about Sharing Education

Does Northern Ireland need a radical rethink of the way it educates children? Should the system be reformed so children of all religions are taught in school together?

In this BBC Radio Ulster interview, Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust, and parents and students in Fermanagh’s Shared Education Programme, make a compelling case for teaching Catholics and Protestants in the same classroom.  

They report that in addition to the significant community relations benefits that come from students and parents working side-by-side, there are enormous educational benefits. 

Launched in 2009, The Fermanagh Trust’s Shared Education Programme works to:

  • develop linkages among schools in different sectors,
  • build bridges between Catholic and Protestant communities creating the potential for future joint working, sharing and collaborating in education,
  • create more cohesive and sustainable communities, and
  • provide better learning opportunities for students.

Learn More

> Listen to BBC Radio Ulster Evening Extra interview with Lauri McCusker of Fermanagh Trust about Sharing Education.

> Visit the Fermanagh Trust’s website.

> See a map of schools participating in the Fermanagh Trust Shared Education Programme.


The Fermanagh Trust is an Atlantic grantee.