The dreaded early alarm goes off on my phone at 5:45 AM as I switched it off and had a quick forty winks I then remember its the start of another busy week. Today it is a Good Relations Workshop, part of collaboration with Causeway Coast and Glens Good Relations Week. The theme this week is TOGETHERNESS.
I Quickly get showered changed and a quick pick up for George and we head up the M2 motorway to Ballycastle to the host school St Patrick's & St Brigid's Primary School, Ballycastle Integrated Primary School & Gaelscoil an Chaistil.
We have a new Good Relations lesson looking at Togetherness which culminates in friendships and togetherness and I am excited how the content will resonate with the children who are P5 children (9 year olds). We mix all the children up into groups of four and we talk about what friendship and togetherness means to them.
We threw in some soup, yes soup, well some Friendship Soup, all will become clear and this helped to bind the key elements of togetherness for the children click here to see our special soup.
The latter part of the hour long workshop the children had themed together templates to trace and colour onto their own kites reflecting on the Good Relations theme.
We were delighted to be in company of the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Steven Callaghan who even designed coloured and flew his own kite!