Apex help build community relations
With Good Relations Week 2020 in full swing we wanted to look back to earlier in the year, to an event funded by Apex, that helped build community relations.
Culture Day, hosted by Lough View Integrated Primary and Nursery School on the outskirts of Belfast, benefited from funding from Apex.
The event hosted stalls from 18 world cultures including from Taiwan, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Scotland and many more. Children and parents were able to sample food, music, dress and customs from countries across the world.
The event aimed to celebrate diversity in the community and helped promote good relations both within the school and within the wider community.
Event organiser and teacher at Lough View, Jeanette McCausland was delighted with how the event worked out. She said: “We believe that the event achieved its intended aim which was to celebrate diversity within our community and raise awareness of the pupil’s global citizenship.”
Another attendee was also praised the work saying: “The event really was a great example of respect for diversity in practice – everyone had the opportunity to genuinely engage with each other, celebrating and sharing what we do differently and what we have in common.”
Funding for future projects will become available to schools in the coming weeks. If anyone wants to know more they can contact Senior Communities Officer Rachael Power via email ([email protected]).