Royal recognition for young peace-builders as integrated colleges attend Belfast celebration



Students from integrated colleges joined other young peace-builders to meet HRH Prince Harry and to celebrate their work on the “Amazing the Space” programme last Thursday (7 September).

Royal recognition for young peace-builders as integrated colleges attend Belfast celebrationErne Integrated College and Slemish College have served as hubs for the programme, which is sponsored by Co-operation Ireland. “Amazing the Space” is a youth-led peacebuilding initiative that empowers young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities, promoting cross-community collaboration and celebrating diversity.

At the MAC Theatre in Belfast, the Prince heard about last year’s inaugural programme, which developed to involve more than 5000 young people. After learning about some of the work the young people had done, including making pledges to act for peace in their area, Prince Harry presented pupils from 10 schools with their specially-framed peace pledges.

Royal recognition for young peace-builders as integrated colleges attend Belfast celebrationHolly Ramsey represented Slemish College and met up with students from other schools who had worked together at the Slemish College hub.  Trinity Creighton and Steven Murray from Erne IC were interviewed about the event for UTV, appearing on the news that evening.

“Amazing the Space” is open to all young people from across Ireland, and the participants are now working towards a finale on International Peace Day (21 September) 2018.