Women’s Peace Petition Centenary – Activities for Schools

As the Peace Petition project progresses, and thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have been able to support partners to create an exciting programme of resources and activities to help schools share the story of the women’s peace petition.

Schools resource pack

With support from the experienced peace and citizenship educators at the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, we have created a pack of curriculum-based resources to support teachers in using the story of the petition in their teaching, at both KS2 and KS3. This includes:

  • Activities which tell the story of the Women’s Peace Petition or allow students to discover the story for themselves. This includes an Assembly for primary and secondary pupils.
  • Activities relating to ‘Cynefin’, enabling pupils to explore the geographical, historical, moral and religious context of the petition, and its ongoing significance today.
  • Cross-curricular activities, which allow pupils to delve further into different aspects of the story and explore their significance.
  • Activities which support pupils to take action on an issue which is of importance to them, inspired by the example of the Women’s Peace Petition.

Urdd message of peace and goodwill

We have also supported the Urdd to create schools resources relating to this year’s message of peace and goodwill, based on the story of the petition, with activities similar to the project resources pack. These will be available by the end March directly from the Urdd’s website:

Speakers for your school

Until October 2024, we have a team of community outreach officers who are available to come and talk to students and to lead workshops in consultation with you. If you would like to arrange a visit, please email post@academiheddwch.cymru to find out more, and to discuss possibilities.

Exhibition visits, St Fagans National Museum of History

The original chest, some of the petition and museum collections relating to peace campaigns, including the Greenham Common peace camp are currently on display at the museum. The education team there have created a programme of workshops suitable for older KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils. A workshop can be booked alongside a visit to the museum – more information at:

Mewn Cymeriad (‘In Character’): Annie Cwrt Mawr Performances

Originally developed with support from the National Library of Wales, the Peace Petition project has been able to fund a schools adaptation of this heartfelt and inspirational one-woman show, based on the diaries of Annie Hughes-Griffiths, the peace campaigner who led the delegation to America with the peace petition 100 years ago. Suitable for older KS3. There is very limited funding available to support some shows, or schools can arrange a visit directly with the theatre company by contacting Mewn Cymeriad

Inspired by ‘Annie’s Diary’

Alaw Primary School: In June 2023, Alaw Primary School were awarded the Young Peacemakers Award at Llangollen International Eisteddfod for their inspiring project using ‘Annie’s Diary’ as a resource for cross-curricular work

More resources will be published here over coming months, meanwhile please explore our partners’ materials via the links below.