09/11/10 - Partnership for Educational and Community Enrichment (PEACE)
Partnership for Educational and Community Enrichment (PEACE) is a three year programme which promotes reconciliation by facilitating collaboration and sharing between six schools in the South Armagh area. The schools participating in this partnership are Bessbrook Primary School, Newtownhamilton High School, Rathore School, St Joseph’s Primary School Meigh, St Joseph’s Primary School Bessbrook and St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook.
The aim of the project is that students from different schools, whilst still preserving their own identity, will engage in core curricular activities on a regular basis. The programme is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies and is being managed by Queen’s University Belfast.
Newtownhamilton High School is collaborating closely with St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook within the areas of Learning for Life and Work (LLW), Art and Sport. The Learning for Life and Work aspect of the project began in October 2010 when pupils from Newtownhamilton High School travelled to St Paul’s to take part in ice breaker activities before they embark on their cultural identity project.
As you can see from the photographs below, the pupils from both Newtownhamilton High and St. Paul’s High clearly enjoyed the opportunity to meet up and discuss relevant issues.