TWO decades of education and integration were celebrated recently at Drumragh Integrated College.
Not only was it a time to reflect on what the school and the pupils have achieved over that time, but also a great opportunity to have a good party.
In 1996 Drumragh Integrated started out as a secondary school in Omagh. After it received £20 million in funding, plans were made for a new-build school which was completed in 2009.
The school all came together as part of ‘Integration and Inclusion’ week to recognise the achievements of the school and more importantly, eat a very special cake created for their 20th anniversary.
As part of the celebration each form class was asked to bring a present to the party which reflected the ethos of the school.
Joining the school as principal ten years ago, Nigel Frith described the 20th anniversary celebrations as “a momentous occasion.”
Mr Frith explained, “It was a chance for us to reflect on the last 20 years and have a sense of pride of all that has been achieved.
“We had a large party at which all the form classes brought something they felt reflected the ethos and the care they receive at Drumragh Integrated. So we had everything from dance to sculptures which the pupils brought along. It was lovely to all come together as a school and everyone enjoyed the chance to have some cake and relax.”
Representatives from the Board of Governors were present including former principal of Omagh Integrated Primary school Eric Bullick.
Now the school is looking forward to their gala ball which is due to be held in June.
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