Children from Finaghy Primary
School with teachers Ruth White and Annalisa
Flanagan, who are wearing team track-suits and
specially designed caps with the project's
SPRINT logo at SportsZone.
FIFTEEN pupils from Finaghy Primary School flew out to Berlin
on Tuesday in the first leg of a project to create links between
young people here and in Germany.
The Sprint Project will see the children of Finaghy Primary
School working with German partners in sports activities,
cultural work, sightseeing and a visit to the British Embassy.
After the summer break, 15 children from Berlin will make a
return visit to Finaghy where it is hoped they will visit
Stormont and meet the local MLAs.
Mrs Ruth White, teacher and trip organiser, explained that in
preparation for the trip the children were given history lessons
about the Belfast Peace Lines and the creation of the Berlin
"What better time to be forging an international partnership
between children from Belfast and Berlin?" she said
"Part of the children's preparatory work has involved
comparing the Berlin Wall to the Belfast Peace Lines. Both
countries have moved from a history of conflict and division, to
peace and reconciliation.
"By building strong links and meaningful relationships
between our children, we truly hope to make a significant
contribution to the growth of harmony with our European