As part of Peace One Day, Avonbourne students from year 7 and 8 came off timetable for the day to participate in lessons based around the promotion of peace. In the morning they learnt how war can affect people, as well as how charities like The Red Cross help with those who are affected by war.
They then went on to participate in lessons in a variety of subjects, including dance, drama, geography and history to learn about what could be done to promote peace. They focused on thinking about how we can prevent conflicts on a local level, or even a personal one.
We believe that it is important to start peace promotion at a local level, as if we cannot be at peace with those around us, we have little chance of obtaining world peace.
The day ended with an open evening for parents to view the work the girls had created throughout the day. The girls all gained much out of peace one day, and left with much more awareness of how conflicts can be avoided and why this is important on a personal level.