The Healthy Kidz Good Relations Program in partnership with Lisburn City & Castlereagh Council
A fantastic finish with our Celebration Colour Run of the Good Relations Activity Programme which ran over several weeks with four primary schools from the LCCC Borough:
- St Colman’s Lambeg,
- Carr PS,
- Millennium IPS, and
- Harmony Hill PS
Healthy Kidz delivered to each of these schools based on our Health and Wellbeing programme which included, physical and emotional wellbeing sessions.
This culminated in a Celebration Colour run event held in Ballymacross Playing Fields Lisburn, where all participants came together to meet face-to-face.
The Good Relations Programme fully funded by Lisburn City and Castlereagh Council was aimed at all boys and girls and they experienced a range of activities and sports during the programme, as well as developing their physical and emotional literacy at the same time. From fun games to athletics, dodgeball to basketball, and rugby to American football, there was a different emphasis each week.
The aim of the programme was to for young people from a range of different backgrounds, all learning about the history of each other’s backgrounds and different narratives from both sections of the community (in a fun, inclusive learning environment).
All children involved in the program had the opportunity to experience different sports relevant to different community backgrounds in NI such as Rugby, GAA, Cricket and Soccer etc and good relations content that each may not be familiar with relevant to each sport.
The key theme throughout the programme was to include cultures, flags, emblems, songs, language and sport- in a respectable manner, using sport and physical activity to bring people together from across the political divide in Lisburn and surrounding areas.
There was good relations running throughout the programme with participants coming from all walks of life and encouraged to embrace the good relations elements of the event in a fun and inclusive way where everyone felt safe and secure in expressing their views and opinions.