Minister learns about how community partnership benefits local children

Social Development Minister Nelson McClausland and Lynda Wilson, Director of Barnardo's NI, joinging in the fun with Erin and Colleen. INNT 35-502-SO

Social Development Minister Nelson McClausland and Lynda Wilson, Director of Barnardo's NI, joinging in the fun with Erin and Colleen. INNT 35-502-SO

North Belfast MLA and Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland, has learned how a partnership between children’s charity Barnardo’s and local schools has had a big impact on education underachievement in the Rathcoole area.

Mr McCausland recently visited Barnardo’s Newtownabbey Family Connections programme which works with four local schools: Newtownabbey High School, Whitehouse PS, Abbots Cross PS and Rathcoole PS.

The programme, which has been running for five years, aims to support families to live and learn well through a range of family support and parenting programmes as well as after-school and education support. The Minister met with children and families taking part in the Family Learning summer programme.

 

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