Corrymeela is delighted to make available a series of lesson plans and activities for schools and youth groups which will enable young people to explore the legacy of conflict. In particular this material focusses on the centenary of the ending of WW1, the so–called ‘Great War.’
These lesson plans have been designed for Key Stage 3 in schools in NI and will be useful to youth workers as well. They reflect our own particular complexity in remembering and commemorating and will help young people, in a variety of settings, reflect on the War.
In addition to these plans, a short play has been commissioned which reflects on Ireland in the aftermath of the war. This play will be video recorded and a link to the production will be available here in due course. The play is called “Peace Day” and is set in Belfast City Hall on 12 August 1919 during the Peace Day Parade in Belfast.
As part of the Inspire project we are also encouraging schools across Northern Ireland to hold their own event on Friday 9 November, the closest school day before the Armistice. The lesson plans have ideas which will be helpful in a special assembly.
Inspire is part of a UK and Northern Ireland–wide peace building initiative and more details on the programme are available by clicking the images on the right (opens in the Oasis Inspire website).
Corrymeela is grateful to the following for their financial support in making this project happen: