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Rochdale Families for Peace - Free course

Rochdale Families for Peace is a free course which is open to anyone living in the borough which runs for 10 weeks in Darnhill, Heywood.

It is an interactive leadership and skills development course which explores identity, conflict, extremism and dialogue skills. Part of the government programme Building a Stronger Britain Together, provided with support from Rochdale Borough Council.  

About our work

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation was founded by the parents of 12 year-old Tim Parry and supported by the parents of 3 year-old Johnathan Ball.

Both Tim and Johnathan were tragically killed as a direct result of the IRA’s 1993 bombing of Warrington. The Foundation provides services in the prevention, resolution and response to violent conflict.

What will you gain?

  • A free course
  • Level 2 Open Awards qualification
  • Skills in conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Understanding of conflict and extremism
  • Build up your critical thinking skills
  • Gain confidence in holding difficult conversations  
  • Ability to share opinions and experiences

Lunch is provided at every session and crèche places or childcare can be provided where needed.

When and where

When: Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The course begins on 10 October and runs for ten weeks (with a break for half-term week)

Dates are 10, 17, 24 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December.

Where: Darnhill Library, Argyle Parade, Heywood OL10 3RY.

Who to contact

If you’re interested and want to find out more about the course, please contact Hannah Larn at the Peace Foundation by email:,  call on 07572 975949, or contact our office on 01925 581 231.

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