Intercultural Innovation Award

In 2017 the ‘Buddy Up’ programme got the attention of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. The Buddy Up programme, delivered with Community partner, CRIS, led to international recognition in the form of third place in a global competition that received over 1300 applications. The Intercultural Innovation Award will see the practice that was developed and disseminated by both schools – reach other post conflict societies such as Israel and Pakistan.

Spirit of Education Award

In 2018 Holy Cross Nursery, Edenderry Nursery and CRIS attended the Sunday Life Spirit of Education Awards and WON the Spirit of Education Award for the Buddy Up programme which had been recognised for its 20 years in practice.