Give peace a chance
A PEACEFUL day was had at a school this week when pupils and staff celebrated a national day of peace.
On Monday, for the seventh consecutive year, pupils and staff at Brushwood School, in Chesham, celebrated Peace One Day by learning about the rights and responsibilities we all have to work towards a world of peace.
Deputy headteacher Sue Dilks said: “Over time, the children have taken Peace One Day to their hearts and understand how important it is for the world they’re growing up into. They’ve been learning how peace in their families, their school, their local community can contribute to the national community and the wider world. Throughout the day children learnt aspects of conflict and peace and as a result produced some stunning examples of poetry, narrative writing and persuasive letters showing how effectively and passionately they can communicate their views and opinions on peace in the world, showing the children that they have a voice in this world.”
The day ended with the whole school community taking part in a rugby challenge exemplifying that working together and supporting others ensures that everyone can achieve.
Already embedded in the school curriculum is the United Nations Children’s Rights Charter of which Brushwood was the first school in Buckinghamshire to receive the level 2 award. On Monday the school will be visited by Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley.
A PEACEFUL START: A celebration of Peace One Day at Brushwood Junior School.