Project Developments 2016-17

The 2016-17 academic year saw significant developments in the delivery of our CATCH Programme with schools in the North Belfast and Lurgan areas. These exciting new features included

  • Addition of new workshops to the programme in order to deepen the learning outcomes and relationship-building potential
  • Introduction of the CATCH Programme Teacher Resource Pack
  • Pilot of the delivery of the programme as a "Shared Education" model including delivery of a demonstration workshop for the schools inspectorate at the Belfast Boys Model School
  • Inclusion of a Market Place Exhibition/ Meet & Greet Event for local youth support and training services to outreach and network with the project participants

These new features built upon the proven success of the CATCH Programme which is now in its third year of delivery.  Activities included a team-building day at the Belfast Activity Centre as well as trips to RADAR (Risk Avoidance and Danger Awareness Resource) and Crumlin Road Gaol. Workshops on the themes of identity and community were facilitated at various locations including the 174 Trust and Hammer Youth Centre