The TY Development Studies class spent two days in Derry/Londonderry last week as part of their Conflict and Reconciliation module. The tour started with a guided tour of the City Walls followed by a visit to the Apprentice Boys Museum.
The group then visited the Fountain housing estate where they interviewed Alderman Graham Warke DUP to hear the Unionist view on affairs of the day such as Stormont impasse and Brexit. By contrast the following day the students got to interview the Mayor Maoliosa McHugh Sinn Fein from whom they heard quite differing opinions.
During a student to the Museum of Free Derry there was an opportunity to interview John Kelly whose brother Michael was the youngest fatality on Bloody Sunday. The tour concluded with a visit to St Columb's Cathedral, the oldest Protestant Cathedral in the British and Irish Isles.