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Flagship Schools Award

First Ulster-Scots Flagship Award Presented


On Monday 24 June the Ulster-Scots Agency presented the Flagship Award to Balnamore Primary School, Ballymoney; one of the first schools to be awarded Flagship School status.


The Ulster-Scots Flagship School programme is a cultural and educational programme, devised and managed by the Ulster-Scots Agency in partnership with primary schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  The purpose of the programme is to support primary schools in the development of high quality educational and curricular opportunities for children and young people to learn more about Ulster-Scots heritage and culture.


The Ulster-Scots Flagship School Programme was officially launched by Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin at a conference in Titanic Belfast in November 2012.  This launch event was a huge success with almost 100 schools represented on the day.  Work has continued with many of these schools aiming to integrate Ulster-Scots heritage and culture into the school curriculum and working towards achieving Ulster-Scots Flagship. 


Ulster-Scots Agency, Ian Crozier presented the Flagship Award to Jackie Morrison, Principal of Balnamore Primary School at a special event that was held to mark their achievement.  Ian said: “I am delighted to present this award to Balnamore Primary School today; this is the first Ulster-Scots Flagship Award to be presented.  On behalf of the Ulster-Scots Agency, I would like to congratulate the Principal, staff and also the pupils of Balnamore Primary for your effort and hard work over the past number of years and for integrating Ulster-Scots into your everyday school life”.


If you would like to discuss the Ulster-Scots Flagship Schools Programme with a member of staff at the Ulster-Scots Agency, contact Education Officer Jane Wallace on (028) 9089 1786 or email:


Download the Ulster-Scots Flagship Schools Programme Booklet


Download the Ulster-Scots Flagship Schools Programme Registration of Interest