St Patrick's High School with the
Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Bernie Kelly
Wallace High School
with Alison Dougherty and teacher Grace Bill.
YOUNG people from schools and community
groups throughout Lisburn and Belfast came together at Belfast's
Farset International recently to receive their certificates for
successfully completing a Community Relations course.
Patrick's High School with Alison
Dougherty and teacher Bernadette
Accredited by Open College Network, the
course is delivered by N.I. Children's Enterprise in fourteen
schools in the Lisburn and Belfast areas, including Fort Hill
College, Friends School, Knockmore Community Association, St
Patrick's High School and Wallace High School.
The course, entitled 'Growing up in a Divided
Society', is delivered to young people in Year 13 and gets them
to look at their values and beliefs; their stereotypes,
assumptions and judgements; and how best to deal with conflict.
NI Children's Enterprise's Schools Community
Relations Programme Co-ordinator, Alison Dougherty, was
delighted at the turnout for the event.
"To see so many young people from differing
traditions coming together to receive a community relations
award is extremely rewarding.
"I would like to congratulate them, and thank
their teachers and principals for timetabling us into the school
"We have seen a steady increase in the demand for delivery of
programmes such as ours, and more schools are regularly coming
on board, wanting to offer an accredited Community Relations
course to their pupils. We have also offered the course in the
community, working alongside local community groups."
Anyone interested in finding out what Community Relations
courses and activities are available from NI Childrens
Enterprise, can contact Alison on 9066 8867.