Schools throughout the Limavady area have been participating in a fantastic creative arts project to celebrate peace, supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
Part of the national Peace Pledges project initiated by Reverend David Latimer, the schools are creating their very own collaborative peace bunting which will be permanently displayed at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady.
Reverend Latimer has inspired schools across Northern Ireland to write their own unique pledge to peace and encouraged many local councils to develop the project by helping the schools create a lasting artwork illustrating their pledges.
Limavady area primary and secondary schools have each created colourful bunting, featuring their written peace pledge above wonderful self-portraits created by participating pupils.
Speaking at the project launch at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre on September 20th, Councillor George Duddy of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, stated: “We are delighted that pupils from schools throughout our Council area and beyond are engaging in this project, devising their own pledges for peace and respect between local citizens of all backgrounds. We have been following Reverend Latimer’s exciting initiative and are happy to support this work through our Good Relations Programme this year. We cannot underestimate the important role that young people have to play in helping to build a more peaceful future here.”
Desima Connolly, Arts & Cultural Officer and Centre Manager at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre said: “It has been a pleasure to involve all 24 of the local schools and over 1000 pupils in this wonderful project in partnership with Good Relations. We are looking forward to exhibiting the stunning, colourful peace bunting which is testimony to our young people’s dedication to a peaceful future.”
The Peace Flags are now on view at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre.
For further information on the project, contact 028 7776 0650 or visit www.roevalleyarts.com