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Children’s Peace Summit Thursday 21 September 2017

To celebrate International Peace Day, and our 30th birthday, we are hosting a Children’s Peace Summit at mac Birmingham, on Thursday 21 September. We are inviting nine schools to bring eight Key Stage 2 pupils and two members of staff to the Summit. Children will discuss peace, and together, we will come up with a pledge and a communique – a message to decision-makers in Birmingham and the West Midlands about what children would like to see happen in our region, to build more cohesive communities.

During the day we will be exploring peace through four themes:

  • Inner peace
  • Peace at school
  • Peace on the streets
  • Peace in the world

We will be joined by guests who will help us facilitate the day including Ray Douglas from Gangology and representatives from BeatFreeks.

There is no cost for schools to attend the day as we have raised funding to cover the costs of the event.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis so please return your Peace Summit Booking Form as soon as possible to confirm your places. Four schools have already booked, so there are five slots available. We will operate a waiting list if the event is oversubscribed.

Book now for Peacemakers Birthday Celebrations Thursday 21 September 2017

Peacemakers is 30 years old this year!  We will be holding a children’s Peace Summit followed by a birthday party on Thursday 21 September at the mac Birmingham – book now.

Save The Date 30th Bday

Peace Education in Schools: learning from existing Quaker programmes

Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 October 2017. Jackie Zammit will be co-facilitating this residential short course at Woodbrooke. Places are still available and can be booked directly with Woodbrooke.

Build a team of Junior Peacemakers throughout 2017

Our Peace Hub workshops will help to build a team of Junior Peacemakers in your school.  We will be learning how to make a difference in our school community, and developing the skills that we need including presentation skills and enabling dialogue and debate with our peers.

Our theme for the year will be ‘It’s not fair – How can we make a difference?

  • Workshop 1: Friday 24 March; Monday 27 March; Monday 3 April
  • Workshop 2: Monday 12 June; Friday 16 June; Monday 19 June
  • Final event: Friday 17 November

The workshops are now fully booked. If your school would be interested in attending a similar workshop in the future, please contact jackie@peacemakers.org.uk.

Positive Peace in Schools Workshop

Tuesday 13 June 2-4pm Workshop:Positive Peace in Schools with Hilary Cremin and Terence Bevington at Friends House, Euston.

Further information

Join our Global Learning Network

Erdington Hall Primary School and Peacemakers are working in partnership to host a Global Learning Programme Network throughout this year. Come to the launch event 4-6pm Thursday 18 May 2017 Free to join.

Further information

Philosophy for Children (P4C) Foundation (Level 1) course

Friday 12 & Monday 15 May 2017. This course, run in partnership with Lifeworlds Learning, provides an opportunity to partake in and complete a P4C Foundation (Level 1) course, officially recognised and certified by SAPEREThe course is run by Lifeworlds co-director and founder, Rosie Wilson who is a SAPERE registered trainer in P4C and offers a range of P4C support through Lifeworlds. If you would like to register for the course then please contact Rob Bowden at Lifeworlds.

Further information

Restorative Approaches in Schools Training

Intensive training accredited by the Restorative Justice Council that equips people to facilitate restorative practices such as formal conferences, corridor and playground chats and class circles. The training is fully booked. If you would be interested in similar opportunities in the future, please contact anna@peacemakers.org.uk.

Further information

Introducing Restorative Approaches in Primary Schools

Monday 14 November 2016 free half day information event for Senior Leaders: Introducing Restorative Approaches in Primary Schools.

Peace Hub workshops

21 September 2016 Peace Day celebrations a success

Learning Through Peace Conference for primary schools

Friday 24 June 2016 Learning Through Peace Conference for primary schools, organised by the Peaceful Schools Movement.

Learning for Peace launch

Wednesday 20 April 2016 Launch of Learning for Peace and free SMSC twilight training.

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