Winning school leads the way in a divided community

New-Bridge Integrated College has been awarded the Evens Prize for Peace Education 2017 – the first winner in the UK or on the island of Ireland since the award scheme was established in 2011.  For this year’s prize, the Evens Foundation looked for strategies implemented in secondary schools for dealing with ‘hot topics’ in a constructive way.

Winning school leads the way in a divided communityAccording to the international jury of experts, New-Bridge IC developed an impressive and strongly embedded approach which is easily transferable to other countries and contexts.

The college was recognised for working in what the jury describes as “the polarised education system in Northern Ireland” and for extending the integrated ethos to address other aspects of diversity such as the range of social and cultural backgrounds and mixed abilities.  The school was also commended for the way the ethos is expressed across all elements of the curriculum.

New-Bridge IC will receive a cash award of €25,000, at a prize‐giving ceremony in London in November.

Please click here for a list of all integrated schools in Northern Ireland.

Further information about the Evens Prize for Peace Education can be found on their website here.