Reasearching The Roots of Ruby in Northern Ireland
FOOTBALL MAKES OUR SHARED HISTORY researchers at Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, County Fermanagh, present their evidence for advocating celebrating peace through play on the United Nations’ annual INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE.
FMOSH RESEACH AT THE ULSTER MUSEUM BELFAST
A group of 15 Year 10 rugby players enjoyed a day to Belfast as part of their involvement in this year’s Football Makes Our Shared History (FMOSH) project. The first part of the day was spent at the Ulster Museum where the squad of U14 boys and girls took part in a workshop with fellow pupils from Oakgrove Integrated College, Londonderry exploring the idea of sport as a vehicle for positive community relations and peace building. They were then treated to a guided behind the scenes tour of Kingspan Stadium and even managed to squeeze in a visit to the Ulster Shop for a couple of souvenirs.
As part of the project the group are currently involved in putting together a short film about the history of ERGS rugby club and the game of rugbys contribution to bringing communities together; so keep an eye out for the film to be published on the App in the next couple of weeks.
A massive thank you to Tim from FMOSH, Finola and Rachel from the Ulster Museum and Brian from Ulster Rugby, Kingspan for a great day out.
Enniskillen Royal Grammar School continue their great work in cross-curricular Peace Education by pledging to support FOOTBALL MAKES OUR SHARED HISTORY.
Ulster V Zebre
FMOSH researchers enjoy a match at the King Span Stadium
THE FIRST EVER RUGBY PEACE PITCH
Rugby 7s Tournament celebrates Peace Fields twinning with Flanders and ERGS’s involvement in Global Peace Games 2019
We were delighted to welcome Mr Ernie Brennan from the Childrens’ Football Alliance and ambassador of the Global Peace Games to school today, to present us with a Peace Fields plaque that officially twins the Eisenhower playing fields with the Flanders fields in Belgium. To celebrate the occasion, as the first school in Ireland to go through the twinning process, we held an U12 Rugby 7s tournament on the playing fields, welcoming teams from Omagh Academy, Devenish College and Erne Integrated College. A group of Year 10 ambassadors, who help with the running of today’s events, are now very much looking forward to travelling to Messiness Peace Village, Belgium later this year, where they will represent Northern Ireland in this year’s Global Peace Games residential and workshops. Well done to all those involved in a very successful afternoon of sport and celebration.
Peace Fields Rugby 7s Tournament
ENNISKILLEN ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL PEACE PITCH
ERGSwill be twinning their Peace Pitch with Flanders Peace Field, Mesen, Belgium, site of The First World War, 1914, Christmas Truces. The ceremony will take place 22/05/19.
Enniskillen Royal Grammar School opened its doors on 1 September 2016, bringing together the school communities of the Collegiate Grammar School and Portora Royal School.
At the heart of the vision for our school is the commitment to make it a centre of excellence where pupils are known and valued as individuals and where they are challenged and supported in equal measure by a staff committed to pursuing the highest standards across a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences.