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Postcards for Peace

Curriculum Areas: Literacy, Art & Design, Global Citizenship

Life Skills Supported: Communication, Personal Empowerment, Core Values

 

Postcards For Peace is the very simple idea of sending messages of peace, non-violence, hope, support and love around the world on postcards. The postcards are also used to promote and celebrate the work of organisations working towards peace and non-violence both in warzones but also, importantly, in domestic situations.

To mark Peace Day this year, they ran a large competition with over 130 students aged 7-16 from all over the world participating. The winners were Lily Merchant, age 16, from Gloucestershire and Artemiy Semyenov, aged 9, from Zelenogorsk, Russia.

Learn more about this year’s winners here. 

Face to Faith

Curriculum Areas: Global Citizenship, Marketing & Communications, Art & Design

Life Skills Supported: Event Management, Communications Skills, Finance Management, Personal Empowerment, Core Values.

Face to Faith works around the world delivering a pioneering education programme to help prevent religious conflict and extremism. Every year, Face to Faith mobilises its international network of schools to take action on Peace Day.

In 2014 they ran a competition for Peace Day that reached over 200,000 people around the world, focusing on three main categories: Biggest Event, Most Creative Event and Best Dialogue with Difference event.

 

For Peace Day 2015, they focused more on the relationship between dialogue and peace building, organising a student and a school competition. They engaged around 150 students and 77 schools from India, Pakistan, the Philippines, USA, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, UAE, and Russia. In total, their competitions reached over 42,000 people across the globe. 

Find out more here.

 

Pinwheels for Peace

Curriculum Areas: Art & Design, Global Citizenship

Life Skills Supported: Communication, Personal Empowerment, Core Values

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project that started in 2005 by Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, former art teachers at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.Young people in schools around the world make their own pinwheels each year, decorating it with their thoughts on peace, poems and ideas for the future, before planting them in public spaces in their community. 

The first Pinwheels for Peace were installed on Sept. 21, 2005. Since then, we have grown from 500,000 pinwheels planted the first year, to four million pinwheels in 2014, and many more in 2015!

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Friend our World

Curriculum Areas: Geography, ICT, Mathematics, Global Citizenship

Life Skills Supported: Communication, Confidence, Core Values, Mental Arithmetic

Involving young people from over 130 countries, Friend Our World is an online learning hub for children to unite in friendship games of geography, languages, mathematics and global citizenship. The goal is one of education and peace. Friend Our World is proudly brought to you by Skoolbo in collaboration with Peace One Day, Microsoft, Skype in the Classroom and Clubhouse News.

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