I was inspired by the idea and it fitted ideally with the work on critical thinking we wanted to do as a school. It is super for a cross curriculum project – history, geography and maths and looked at the Syrian conflict from different angles.
History teacher, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
Peace Schools is a scheme which supports schools in developing peace as a cross-curricular theme and as part of the school’s everyday life, promoting a positive ethos, critical thinking, creative skills and non-violent conflict resolution.
The result is a school ethos based on cooperation, respect for difference and problem solving.
Everyone feels safe, respected and valued.
Key elements of the scheme include:
- a whole-school approach
- learners actively involved in planning and implementation in the school
- supports learners in exploring peace as a theme across the curriculum plus extra-curricular activities
- understanding Wales’ peace heritage, and its links to issues today
- develops local community links and connecting the local and the global
- supports learners to think critically and creatively
- enables learners to become ethical informed citizens of Wales and the world (a core aim of the new Welsh curriculum)
Join a network of Peace Schools, supported by WCIA staff, with the opportunity for learners to attend the annual Peace Conference. All resources are free to download.
Learners, staff and parents all agree that the whole school is happier, more tolerant and more respectful.
Tracey Griffith, Assistant Head, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr Tydfil.