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School of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion launches


110 school children descended on Girdwood Hub in North Belfast today (21st March) to celebrate Belfast Met’s 110th anniversary and the launch of its school of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion.

Following speeches from Belfast Met staff, the deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell and local charity Project Africa, the primary five children from three schools across the city – St Matthews, Fane Street and Hazelwood IPS - took part in play work, hip hop, circus and athletics workshops.

Head of the school of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion, Sharon Rivers said: “I am delighted with the turn out today – there is a fantastically fun energy in Girdwood and all fo the children are having a great time at the workshops facilitated by our excellent teaching staff at Belfast Met. This week is also the Belfast festival of learning which epitomises what Belfast Met is all about – making a difference to learner’s lives and life and work opportunities.

“This event today is also part of our 110th anniversary celebrations, the College has been at the forefront of vocational education in Belfast for 110 years and 110 years on we are still making education and skills relevant for society, employers and individuals across NI. 

“Here at the School of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion, we make a difference through impacting adults and young people in their life and work opportunities through the centre of Health & Social Care, Centre for Supported Learning, Centre for Child care and centre of sport.”

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