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Amazing the Space 2017-18

Amazing the Space 2017-18

21 September- 22 December 2017: ‘Living out your Peace Pledge’ competition & registration opens for Amazing the Space finale event at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, 7 March 2018

Amazing the Space 2, Finale Event, 7 March 2018, Eikon Exhibition Centre

Further to correspondence earlier this term, the Education Authority continues to encourage all schools to participate in this year’s Amazing the Space initiative.

Last year the Education Authority was able to support the very successful Amazing the Space project which saw 5,000 pupils across Northern Ireland and beyond participate in a youth-led peacebuilding initiative, with 409 schools participating by submitting Peace Pledges to the project and a large celebration event held at the Eikon Exhibition centre on International Peace day 21 Sept 2016 (and satellite events across N. Ireland).  To remind you what was achieved last year go to:

To build upon the success of last year’s project, the theme for this year’s Amazing the Space projects is: “Living out your Peace Pledge”.  As part of the initiative we encourage your school to participate in Amazing the Space this year.  Please see below a variety of ways your school can participate this year:

Schools Competition

Schools can share stories of how their schools are participating in projects which demonstrate how their school is ‘living out’ their peace pledge by submitting a video documenting their project before the 14 January 2018 (You are still eligible to participate if your school didn’t write a peace pledge last year)

Winning schools will be featured at a large finale event at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on 7 March 2018, celebrating young people’s achievements in living out their peace pledges.

To enter the schools competition complete the Peace Project section on the registration form

Register your school to attend Amazing the Space on 7 March 2018, Eikon Exhibition Centre

To attend this year’s event celebrating young people living out their peace pledges both locally and internationally please complete the attached registration form

Limited support for transport to the event is available on a first come first served basis

We are looking for local talent!!

If your school would like to submit a performance to be featured on stage at the Eikon Exhibition Centre reflecting the theme of peace please inform our amazing the space team at:

Performances could include dance, drama, musical performances, choirs or musicians.

The Education Authority encourages your school to participate in this year’s Amazing the Space 2, to build upon the achievements of last year’s initiative


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