175 Ballinlea Road
Co. Antrim
BT53 8PR


Bushvalley Primary School

"Our future depends on building upon the experiences of the past, learning from the present and preparing for the challenges of the future"

Bushvalley Shared Education

What is Shared Education 
 Shared Education provides opportunities for children and young people from different communities and backgrounds to learn together both in and out of school.’ DENI 2016

Shared Education enables children from different sectors to join together for curriculum based collaboration- for example to study a specific subject through a shared class, or to undertake a project
It aims to promote reconciliation through building relationships and sharing a variety of learning experiences


Our Partnership
Through the PEACE IV Programme, Bushvalley Primary School is in partnership with, St Patrick's Primary School, Glenariff and St Ciaran's Primary School, Cushendun.
We are commencing our third year of the Shared Education Project. 

2018/2019 was our first year in the Shared Education Project.  Have a look at the video above, which will give you an indication of what a great opportunity this was for our Primary 5 pupils. 

2021/2022 Shared Education Focus 

  • All classes P1-P7 are involved in Shared Education for 2021/2022
  • Foundation Stage Focus: Outdoor Learning - 'Teddy Bear's Picnic Theme'
  • Key Stage 1: Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Key Stage 2: Accelerated Reader & Mathletics 
  • Primary 7 Focus: ICT: Coding 

P1 Shared Educated Outdoor Learning

Primary 1 have been busy enjoying shared education days with our Partnerhsip Schools. 

Their focus has been Outdoor Learning.  Have a look at our pictures to see how much fun they have had.

P5 Shared Education World Book Day Activity: March 2022

On Wednesday 2nd March, P5 continued with their AR Shared Education Project.  The children made T-shirts about their favourite book/character for World Book Day.  They then enjoyed sharing their T-Shirts with St Patrick's & St Ciaran's Primary.  Well Done Primary 5

2021/2022 Shared Education Acivities 

Primary 5 Accelerated Reader Activity - Wednesday 26th January 2022 

On Wednesday 26th January 2022, Primary 5 enjoyed an online collaboration activity focusing on sharing their experiences of the Accelerated Reader Programme, which our Partnership have been able to purchase through Shared Education! A great morning was had by all!