IN FOCUS: Buddy Up!

Celebration of the Buddy Up! system developed by Community Relations In Schools (CRIS) and the lasting impact of friendships developed across the Shankill and Ardoyne communities in Belfast. Filmed at Yorkgate Cinema.

“If the parents learn how to build relationships across the community divide then it will spread out to the children”
Nuala Gallagher – Ex-Principal ‘Holy Cross Nursery School’

Buddy Up! was founded by two North Belfast nurseries, inspired by the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and the prospect of peace for the next generation of children.

Interviews with Nuala Gallagher, Lisa Dietrich, Cushla Mallon, Susie Vent and Damon Henry.