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Education Outreach

Education Outreach

The link between business and the education sector has never been more important. Phoenix continues to have strong links with local schools, colleges and universities.

One of the most recent initiatives has seen members of staff agree to mentor two groups of 8-year old children from two different schools as part of Business In The Community's national 'Time to Read' and 'Time to Count' programmes. This involves a commitment to attend the local schools once a week for a full year playing a key role in helping to improve the literacy and numeracy levels of children by reading books with them and developing learning based scenarios.



Phoenix has an on-going partnership with a local charity called Cinemagic, an award-winning organisation that uses the power of film and all forms of moving image to entertain, educate, motivate and inspire young people. Designed for and by young people, Cinemagic caters for those aged 4 to 25 who have just about every level of interest in film, whether wanting to watch and enjoy, create their own work or take things a stage further and find out more about a career in the film or television industry.

Phoenix is currently supporting a variety of projects in partnership with Cinemagic in the Greater Belfast area. The most recent project Phoenix and Cinemagic collaborated on was the filming of a DVD to showcase the Energy for Children Charitable Trust, providing local students with hands on experience of filming and directing their own production under the tutelage of talented professionals.


Grand Opera House

Phoenix also extended its long-term partnership with the Belfast Grand Opera House, Northern Ireland's premier theatre, bolstering its support with two different elements. These were sponsoring the Opera House’s ‘Season of Family Theatre’ and hosting a Christmas ‘Charity Pantomime Premier’ for disadvantaged children and their families.


Higher Education

However, the participation doesn’t end at Primary School, Phoenix has long standing ties with both the University of Ulster and Queens University. Over past number of years there have been a number of collaborative projects involving Phoenix staff and university students working on programmes as diverse as arts, theatre, film, engineering and sustainability.

Phoenix are one of fifty Founder’s Club members of Queens' University's new Riddel Hall facility, a 15 million purpose built Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre. All members have the opportunity to work in partnership with the Centre’s management experts from across the world in order to shape the content of what is delivered and to ensure that courses address the real challenges facing Northern Ireland businesses.

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