Millburn Primary School in Coleraine has been awarded ‘The IFA School Quality Mark – Silver Accreditation’. It is the first school in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough to receive the prestigious award.
A spokesperson for the school said ‘We are delighted that The Irish Football Association has now officially recognised Millburn as a school that offers a breadth of developmentally appropriate footballing opportunities to its girls and boys, throughout the school.
For the last 12 months, the school has been involved in a thorough assessment process and has unquestionably evidenced its commitment to providing our children with outstanding opportunities to develop their football skills at school.”
The School Quality Mark is an initiative provided by the Irish FA that aims to enhance and improve schools’ football at both primary and post primary level. A part of the Irish FA Let Them Play strategy, the School Quality Mark provides schools with the guidance to implement structures to build capacity and allow football to flourish. Schools will have the opportunity to enter the accreditation at three different levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, depending on the structures already in place.