Welcome to the home page of the E3 Schools Project in Antrim

We hope that you find this page informative about the exciting developments in our Schools work in the Antrim Council Area

In Antrim there is currently 33 schools that includes primary, post primary and specialist schools.

Our aim as a project is to bring God’s good news to those pupils, by engaging, equipping and empowering – School Pupils, Christian Teachers and pupils and the local churches in Antrim.


Mark Hawthorne Antrim E3 Schools Worker

Mark is the first worker to be placed in the Antrim district and he began the work in August 2010. Before joining the SU schools team Mark had studied Theology and Youth Ministry at Union College in Belfast and after that had been an intern with the Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queens. Mark is passionate about sharing Jesus with children and young people and has been part of numerous SU camps and missions over the years. Here’s what Mark has to say about his first term in the job:

“I feel really privileged that I’ve been given the chance to share Jesus with children and young people through this project. Schools are a special place, where children learn, laugh, make friends and look up to those around them. They are designed to be safe and caring places, so to be given the chance to serve so many schools is a great privilege. I love the challenge of presenting the Bible to children and young people in fresh, relevant and creative ways and nothing makes me happier than when I see children and young people enjoying the experience of learning about Jesus.”

Mark’s role include hands-on involvement in assemblies, R.E. lessons and S.U. groups, whether in primary, post-primary or special schools, giving support, and encouragement to Christian teachers and the promotion of healthy church-school links.