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Twenty years ago a group of  parents had the foresight to try and overcome some of the problems  faced in daily life within Northern Ireland when they decided to take the plunge and set up an integrated school in Armagh.  Little did they know then how much they would “inspire the next generation” to grow in tolerance and respect.  In so far as the  London Olympic Games aroused a passion for sports and athletics in young people so too did  those first parents at Saints and Scholars Integrated Primary School. They had a vision  which has influenced pupils, staff, parents and Governors for the last two decades.

 

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort,” said Jesse Owens Olympic gold medalist.

Twenty years ago, those inspirational parents, had a dream for a school which like the London Olympic Games, would be  a celebration of friendship, unity and peace where each pupil was able to work and  play fairly in an atmosphere of mutual respect regardless of race, gender, colour or creed.  Like  Jesse Owens, they worked tirelessly to make their dream a reality.  Michael Pheleps, like those dedicated parents believed that , “Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it, it  couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.”

Twenty years later we can all take inspiration from Sebastian Coe  and say that in our twentieth year we have never been so proud to be  involved with Saints and Scholars Integrated Primary School and Nursery Unit and  part of the Integrated Education  Movement. Like the Olympic Games, Integrated Education, brings together the people of  Northern Ireland in harmony, friendship and peace to celebrate what is best about mankind.