Buddy Up! awarded ‘Spirit of Education’

Buddy Up! awarded  ‘Spirit of Education’

The ‘Spirit of Education’ awarded to Shankill and Ardoyne peacebuilding project Buddy Up!  to honour their long-standing 20-year Nursery School partnership

‘Buddy Up!’, an innovative local peacebuilding programme, has won the ‘Spirit of Education’ at the 2018 Sunday Life ‘Spirit of Northern Ireland’ Awards with Specsavers. ‘Buddy Up!’ is a pioneering, collaborative programme delivered by Community Relations In Schools (CRIS), Edenderry Nursery School and Holy Cross Nursery School in North Belfast, within and between the communities of Shankill and Ardoyne. ‘Buddy Up!’ won the title among a selection process that was highly competitive which saw 1200 nominations made overall to the competition. Celebrating its 20th year, this is the second recent award for Buddy Up! In November it was awarded third place at the prestigious international Intercultural Innovation Awards- a partnership between United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and BMW Group- where it secured a top three spot among over 1,356 applications from 130 countries.Click here to change this text