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Ballykelly Primary School, Ballykelly, Limavady

Shared Education


We are enjoying our fourth year of our Shared Education partnership with Faughanvale Primary School. 

Primary 3 and Primary 4

This year Primary 3 and Primary 4 children from Ballykelly have partnered with classes from Faughanvale to undertake a number of projects throughout the year focusing on The Arts and PDMU.  We have formed links with local care homes to allow children to develop and put into practice skills such as kindness and empathy.  In our term 1 project, each child has been paired with a resident and has written a letter and made a Christmas card and gift.  We have formed a virtual choir to bring some Christmas songs and cheer to our older friends.

Primary 5

This year Ballykelly Primary and Faughanvale Primary secured funding from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council entitled Good Relations Team. We are working with Project Sparks who are a group of musically talented adults with additional needs to teach children about different elements of music. Under-pinning all the work we do is the theme of disability-awareness and inclusion.

The 5-week programme via Zoom is teaching us about:

Tempo and Rhythm


Melody and Harmony

Timbre and Texture

Our leaders are very talented and give us lots of great advice and feedback. We are able to show our creativity and ask and evaluate others work in a constructive way. We are enjoying making our vlogs and sending video clips of what we have been practising during the week. Our friends in Faughanvale Primary are able to see what we are doing and vice versa. We also have the opportunity to explore a range of instruments and have a go at playing them. Thank you Project Sparks for all your input. P5 have had lots of fun learning about music and having a better understanding of each other’s capabilities rather than limitations.