On 21st September, ICD students joined over 3,500 pupils from other schools at the Eikon Exhibition Centre to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace. Students from 400 schools had written peace pledges articulating young people's vision and commitment towards a more peaceful future. Each school's pledge was then transcribed on to the leaf of a tree, made from stainless steel, and simply named 'Peace Pledge Tree which was unveiled at the event. Dignitaries that were present included: Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness; Junior Ministers Alastair Ross and Megan Fearon; Former Taoiseach, John Bruton; Mayor, Deputy Mayor and CEO of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council; and Archbishop, Eamon Martin.
At ICD, Year 8 students and a panel of Year 13 students celebrated the International Peace Day by connecting, via video-conference, to a school in Kashmir, India. Students discussed the impact of peace and their aspirations for peace throughout the world.