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Connecting Children

Peace III project "Connecting People, Places and Heritage" children's aspect

Connecting Children

connecting people, places and heritage

Schools Project Spring 2010

Over the period the schools element of the project has delivered 33 meetings between partners. Over these meetings the schools worked on a wide variety of projects. All schools took part in a cultural diversity workshop at their first meeting and further meetings explored local heritage issues with an emphasis on themes relevant to peace issues. Workshops and site visits were undertaken to explore Religion and Christianity as well as the issue of Plantation. In June 2010 the schools all came together to create a peace forest decorated with leaves on which they had written peace messages. 

a bodhrán duet at the launch of the peace forest

Some of the 300 children who came together to create the peace forest

A bodhrán duet at the launch of the peace forest



Over the 2010/11 school year school partnerships again took part in cultural diversity workshop. They also attended training in sound recording and digital photography.

A workshop on flags and symbols

 All of the schools shared their research and it was highlighted how similar life was from one community to another.

The schools also took part in the creation of a series of sculptural art projects around the theme of peace as well as creating their own peace banner and cd of songs they composed on friendship.

Vikings back on Devenish? Children from Kildallan NS and St Ninnidh’s PS


Schools programme Spring 2010

• Schools participating 12
• Partnerships 6
• Cross Border partnerships 3
• Total children participating: 319
• Teachers 24

Schools programme 2010/2011

• Schools Participating 6
• Partnerships 3
• Cross-border partnerships 2
• Children participating 142
• Teachers 12