The aim of the
ARK in Schools project is to provide suitable Northern Ireland-specific
educational materials for schools, organisations working with young
people and for young people themselves. The ARK School Resource
has been developed to encourage young people to:
a better understanding of Northern Ireland - the society they
the internet to search for information that they can use to support
their coursework and projects inside and outside formal education.
and tutorials presented here offer support and food for thought
for subject areas, such as:
for Life and Work including Citizenship Education;
Personal, Health and Social Education (PSHE);
Education for Mutual Understanding (EMU);
Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE);
The resources can also be used in cross-community
activities outside school.
Many of the
activities in the ARK in Schools modules are delivered through
discussion, debates and small group work, which are designed to
support the development of communication skills of young people.
The modules build on information and data that are freely available
online within the different constituent parts of the ARK
website. The modules can either be used to complement other
teaching resources or can stand alone. The ARK in Schools
pages include links
to other relevant websites in the youthwork and education sectors.