1. Peace Education
In order to prevent or diminish the option of violence, Glencree shares the skills, knowledge and understanding of how to: deal with conflict in a non-violent and creative way; explore identities and diversity; and develop leadership skills, with students and young adults from schools and universities across Ireland and overseas.
Workshops & Talks
Glencree recent workshops and dialogues with colleges and universities include: The Kennedy Institute, National University of Ireland, Maynooth; University of South Carolina; University of New Hampshire; St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas; University of Kentucky; Bridgewater State University, Boston; Texas A&M University. Glencree also participated in a dialogue and workshops hosted by the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) focused on the theme of Educating for a Culture of Peace in Divided Societies.
‘Common Good’ Pilot Workshops
Glencree ran two pilot workshops in conjunction with Youthlink, Northern Ireland, with Dublin-based St. Colmcille Community School. The workshops focus on the future and explored the theme of ‘the common good’ providing students with the opportunity to imagine the kind of future they would like to inhabit and to prompt them to examine their own role in bringing it about. The project also focused on engaging teachers in the process.
2. North-South Schools Civic Action Programme
This joint initiative by Glencree and Politics In Action aims to promote greater engagement amongst a generation of young people across the island of Ireland who often feel alienated from current political structures.
“Our Identity” Dialogue Event
This north-south schools dialogue event was hosted to coincide with the visit of H.R.H Prince Charles and President Michael D. Higgins to Glencree. Working with the Glencree team, pupils and their teachers from three schools examined the topic of Irish-British relations through dialogues and readings. The students, aged 16-18, represented St Colmcille’s Community School (Dublin), St Louis Secondary School for Girls (Dundalk), and New-Bridge Integrated College (Banbridge, NI).
Triskel Project Residential
Building on the “Our Identity” Dialogue event at Glencree, the 45 students from across the three schools took part in a three day residential event at Corrymeela. The students were supported by Glencree and Corrymeela in exploring the themes of culture and identity through a series of workshops and team building activities.
Post-Primary Schools Engagement
In the 2020/21 school year, Glencree and Politics In Action, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and the Department of Education, will continue to facilitate engagement between students on the island of Ireland through a series of activities including inter-school dialogues and student/politician dialogues.