Get On The Bus, by 'Gillian' (story details)

Story Title: Get On The Bus

Collection: Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Organisation: Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)

One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)

"This story is approximately set between 1993 and 1998. Gillian describes belonging to a minority group during the journey to school in the morning on the bus. Witnessing over a period of years the sectarian bullying of younger boys from her school, Gillian and a friend find the courage to intervene. Gillian describes how the dynamics on the bus changed after they intervened and how friendships were made across the two schools." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.13)

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Title
Get On The Bus, by 'Gillian' (story details)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
Personal account related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
Story Title
Get On The Bus
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Chapter in book:
'Get On The Bus', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Identity Provided?
No
Interviewee Pseudonym
Gillian
Interviewee Gender
Female
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Occupation during conflict
School child
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"This story is approximately set between 1993 and 1998. Gillian describes belonging to a minority group during the journey to school in the morning on the bus. Witnessing over a period of years the sectarian bullying of younger boys from her school, Gillian and a friend find the courage to intervene. Gillian describes how the dynamics on the bus changed after they intervened and how friendships were made across the two schools." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.13)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Sectarianism; Bullying

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Description
A collection of 16 personal stories, published in book format and DVD, related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
"‘UP Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland’ features diverse accounts from people who stood up to violence, discrimination or prejudice in Northern Ireland. It provides a window into often untold stories of courage that individuals have shown in the context of a divided and often violent society." (Up Standing; 2013; back cover)
Publisher
The Corrymeela Community
Date
1 May 2013
Relation
Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. 36. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Format
Document
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
16
Stories Deposited
9

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)
Description
"Corrymeela's mission is: embracing difference, healing division and enabling reconciliation. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community strives to embody these values in every aspect of our lives."
Corrymeela Web Site. (2014).
Creator
Catalogue entry created by Accounts of the Conflict based on The Corrymeela Community website.
Subject
Details of organisation which managed project(s) to compile a collection of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Date
2014
Date Formed
1965
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
8 Upper Crescent
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NT
Telephone
028 9050 8080
Email
belfast@corrymeela.org
Work
Counselling; support group; cross-community relations

Citation

The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.. (2013). Get On The Bus. The Corrymeela Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 8 February 2023 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2137>

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