The first time I noticed a difference between me and some of my classmates was at primary school.
Back then, I didn’t understand Catholic and Protestant, I just knew that when we did our first communion, only 6 or 7 pupils joined me.
I find it strange that in Northern Ireland many still harbour ill-will towards others just because they were raised in a certain way.
I now study at an integrated college and have gained a great understanding of different backgrounds and cultures as a result.
With Fixers, I want to show the benefits of this type of education.
My team and I believe that creating an environment of mutual respect from an early age is the key to bridging divides for future generations.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education
The organisation provided information for our Fixers project. Francis Donnolly, Senior Development Officer, agreed to be interviewed to appear in our broadcast piece.
Maine Integrated Primary School
The school have agreed to support and promote the campaign.
Spires Integrated Primary School
The school are supporting the project by providing information for our Fixers resource.
Integrated Education Fund
The Integrated Education Fund have assisted us by facilitating workshops with young people. They've also offered advice to help with our Fixers project. Slemish College
Staff and students at Slemish College support our Fix. We were able to film there.
Dolphin Fish and Chips
The shop provided food during our broadcast shoot.
Tilly and Bella
Shak & Natasha
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.