Hughes, SELB International Officer said: “This visit
gives local groups the opportunity to meet representatives
from a number of the new member states of the European Union.
“The theme of this visit is Education for Democratic
Citizenship. Participants will be visiting schools and youth
projects in the Banbridge, Lurgan and Newry areas to meet
and talk with young people and their teachers and youth workers
to explore how citizenship is delivered.
“Arion is concerned with personal exchanges of experience
and authentic encounters with pupils, teachers, school heads,
teachers, school systems and their representatives and youth
“It is hoped that good links will be established with
the visitors, which will enhance the education experiences
for the young people of the SELB area.”
Following the reception at SELB headquarters, the visitors
had a short tour of the city of Armagh.
Visits will be made on: Tuesday, May 18 - Edenderry Primary
School, Banbridge; St Mary’s High School, Lurgan; Wednesday
May 19 - St Mary’s High School, Newry; Magnet Young
Adult Centre, Newry; Thursday May 20 - Kilbroney Integrated
Primary School, Rostrevor; Rathfriland Hill School, Newry.
SELB chief executive Helen McClenaghan (left) welcomes representatives
from three of the newest EU member states to the Board's headquarters.
Pictured with Mrs McClenaghan are Sergei Teplov from Estonia;
Viktoria Csanadi, from Hungary and Agnieszka Rdzanek from
Poland. Also pictured (right) is Caitriona Hughes, SELB International