Women’s Peace Petition: Resource Pack for Schools

The story of the Welsh Women’s Peace Petition to America (1923) was perhaps the most dramatic and inspiring ‘hidden history’ uncovered during the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Wales for Peace’ project which, during the centenary period of WWI, set out to discover and explore Wales’ rich peace heritage in the intervening 100 years. 

The aim of the educational pack and accompanying resources which are freely downloadable from this page is to introduce this incredible piece of peace heritage to a new generation of children and young people, to inspire them to find out more and to take action for peace themselves.  The pack contains initial activities to introduce the story to both primary and secondary age children, with supporting resources.  There are then suggestions for follow-up cross-curricular activities, including ones related to the ‘cynefin’ aspect of the curriculum, and to support children and young people to take action for change themselves.   Lastly, there is a list of reference and resources to aid further research and exploration.

The page also includes links to a suite of resources created by Alaw Primary School, Trealaw, Rhondda Cynon Taf (English only).  We thank Alaw for sharing these resources so generously. 

We hope that you enjoy these resources.  If you would like to give us any feedback or share photos, blogs of videos of your pupils using them, please send these to janeharries@wcia.org.uk.

The Educational Pack

Primary Resources

Secondary Resources

Generic Resources (Primary and Secondary)

‘Fly Kites Not Drones’ Materials

Resources from Alaw Primary School