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Schools for peace

Primary and secondary schools invited to register with Wales Peace Schools Scheme

‘Peace is a big part of our lives, which maybe we didn’t realise. Now I understand more about the news. After we did our project on Syria, I could explain something about the conflict to other people.’ – Delyth, peace ambassador, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

‘Learning about conscientious objectors and how Wales welcomed immigrants in the past really influenced my views, and I see things differently.’ – Judy, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr

These are just two of the comments the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) has received from young people about their involvement in the Wales Peace Schools Scheme.

We are now inviting primary and secondary schools in Wales to register to be part of the scheme this year.

Participating schools have access to a wide range of free online resources, support and training, and will join a network of schools who are actively integrating peace into school life and the new curriculum.

The WCIA and Llangollen International Musical Festival are also inviting children and young people aged between five and 25 to get involved in this year’s Young Peacemakers Awards, which aims to celebrate children and young people who have contributed to peace, justice and equality in their school, community or in the wider world.

A special ceremony will be held online during the Llangollen Eisteddfod on 9 July to showcase what young people have done, and to present awards.

The Wales section of Peace News is edited from Wales by Lotte Reimer and Kelvin Mason. Send news to: lotte.reimer [at] gmail.com

Jane Harries is peace education co-ordinator for the Wales Centre for International Affairs. More info on the Wales Peace Schools Scheme: www.tinyurl.com/peacenews3588

Topics: Education