One of the longer-term aims of the Wales for Peace project is to create a ‘Peace Schools Scheme’ for Wales. The exact nature of this scheme will be explored and developed as the project’s activities are delivered, but elements of a ‘peace school’ may include:
- exploring and sharing Wales’ peace heritage through piloting curriculum materials linked to the stories of individuals and groups who have promoted peace in Wales, or through critically examining the impact of war on communities;
- participating in other project activities, such as our annual Schools Conference or Peace Heroes Competition;
- involving learners in producing and signing up to a whole-school statement reflecting a commitment to peace;
- creating a warm and welcoming community built on listening, understanding and respect;
- developing the skills and attitudes necessary for critical thinking and respectful discussion through initiatives such as Philosophy for Children;
- developing whole-school practices which promote respectful and harmonious communities, such as peer support and mediation.
Some schools in Wales are already members of peace schools schemes, and we hope to listen to and build on their experiences in order to create a scheme which is distinctively Welsh.
Would you like to be part of this journey? If so, contact the Wales for Peace Learning Coordinator at email@example.com