Corrymeela Programmes


Joining Up: Exploring Education and Reconciliation

A learning collaboration with Community Relations in Schools

Joining Up

In January 2019 Corrymeela, in partnership with Community Relations in Schools (CRIS), held a dialogue exploring effective practice in promoting reconciliation through schools. We were joined by a range of interested parties from across the education, voluntary, academic and public sectors. 

We approached the dialogue as part of a longer process of harnessing the knowledge across sectors and supporting the development of a more joined up understanding of reconciliation and good relations through schools. 

As part of the original meeting, we filmed several of the case studies in order to further share and promote effective practice. The films will be useful to those who want to learn more about how reconciliation work can be embedded both within and across schools. 

The digital case studies are embedded below (click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right to open in a new window)

Case Study 1: Dr Norman Richardson – The Journey of Education and Reconciliation

Also available as a paper in PDF format here. 


Case Study 2: Community Relations In Schools (CRIS) – Good Relations And Collaborative Education (GRACE)



Case Study 3: Ballycastle High School & Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle – Long Term Partnership in a Rural Setting



Case Study 4: Oakfield PS and Acorn Integrated PS, Carrickfergus– Developing a Whole School Ethos and Pupil Progression




Case Study 5: New–Bridge Integrated College – Hot Topics and Controversial Issues


 For additional information on Joining Up contact Sean Pettis  –Programme Manager, Legacies of Conflict via email