Give peace a chance

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS -

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.

Jake Dar­ling BE155678_05

A PEACE­FUL START: A cel­e­bra­tion of Peace One Day at Brush­wood Ju­nior School.

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