The Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon enjoyed a visit to New-Bridge Integrated College on Wednesday 06 December 2017. Mr Wilson requested to visit in person to add his congratulations to the many accolades which have followed the news that New-Bridge has been named as the laureate of the Evens European prize for Peace Education. New-Bridge is the first UK or Ireland recipient of this prestigious award in its ten year history.
The Lord Mayor met with Mrs Anderson, Principal, Mrs Harbinson, Vice Principal, representatives from the Sixth Form and representatives of the Diana Award, Anti Bullying Ambassadors. Mr Wilson was delighted to listen to the experiences of the students and share information with them about his role as Lord Mayor. Mr Wilson was impressed by the work carried out by the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in supporting the care and welfare of the younger pupils and he invited the group to attend the Civic Centre for a lunch reception in the New year.
Mr Wilson was excited to hear the feedback from Mrs Anderson in relation to the Conflict Matters Conference in London where the Evens Prize was awarded for the work that the College has initiated in dealing with controversial issues. He enjoyed hearing about the symbolism associated with the gold pendant which was part of the prize and explained some of the symbolism around his own chain of office which he wore throughout the visit.
Mr Wilson promised to return to New-Bridge in the New Year to address the larger school population and to hear about their future plans as laureates of the prestigious European prize for peace education.
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