Sunday, 26 August 2012

Edinburgh Peace Prize winner announced

DAVID Fleming, recently retired head teacher of Dalry Primary School in Edinburgh, has been acclaimed as the second recipient of the Edinburgh Peace Award.

The award, which is co-sponsored by the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, Edinburgh City Council and the Edinburgh Inter-faith Association, marks a particular contribution each year to international understanding.

Mr Fleming's school has had as its slogan "one nation, many clans" and has over 100 flags from across the globe flying on its premises.

The Rev Donald Reid, former director of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, who helped inaugurate the prize last year, said that Mr Fleming was a "shining example" of someone who had helped to build community understanding and peaceful engagement at a local level with international resonances.

Edinburgh City Council representative, Councillor Melanie Main (pictured), also paid warm tribute to the recipient of the Award, and his dedicated work in the local community. 

David Fleming said that he was very grateful for the award, and wished to receive it not just for himself but for all he had worked with at Dalry Primary School. 

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