The Sunshine Class


The Sunshine Class in Harpur’s Hill Primary is currently funded by the Department of Education, Northern Ireland. It has been operating since October, 2013. It is a warm and welcoming classroom which provides a consistent, predictable and fun place for children to be nurtured and flourish. It is a safe place in school where children can learn, develop and grow, based on their individual needs in a less formal classroom setting. The classroom is set up like a home, with a living area, kitchen and dining area. The Sunshine Class is run by a qualified teacher and classroom assistant, both of whom have been trained by the Nurture Group Network and have received a certificate in Nurture Theory & Practice.


In September, 2016 Harpur’s Hill Primary were delighted to receive the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award. It is a real honour for Harpur’s Hill Primary to own this award, it not only reflects the hard work of the students but the dedication of the staff, and provides a hard evidential base for the oft-quoted statement that nurture works.




A scarecrow hunt at springhill.