February 5, 2003

North South Student Teacher Exchange Orientation Day – Year 1

5 February 2003
Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh


The Orientation Day took place in the Centre for Cross Border Studies in Armagh. This is in Abbey Street in the historic centre of the town opposite the Church of Ireland cathedral.

11.45 am Refreshments and registration
12.00 Introduction by Centre for Cross Border Studies director, Andy Pollak, outlining the project
12.10 Marino students outline the Southern education system
12.20 Stranmillis and St Mary’s students outline the Northern education system
12.30 Four break-out groups of six students each (with a mix from North and South and from the different colleges): a “getting to know you” session
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Margaret Farrar of CICE and Sandra McWilliams of Stranmillis speak about the 2000 exchange project and follow-up exchanges
2.10 Students involved in previous exchanges speak about their experience
2.30 Four break-out groups to discuss students’ expectations and concerns (see sample questions below)
3.15 Logistics and question and answer session (plus completion of introductory evaluation questionnaire)
4.00 Close
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