By Ms Charlotte Griffiths
International Day of Peace is an extremely important global event that provides us with opportunities to reflect on peace and its significance. In Junior school, we celebrated this day by taking the time to discuss what peace means to us, what it is to be peaceful and our ideas and actions to create and maintain a positive culture of peace within our different communities. We participated in the ‘Peace Wave’ and created our very own ‘Peace Pole’ that we will utilize in our school.
Our students engaged in these discussions thoughtfully and were able to consider peace from different perspectives. They were also able to identify that small actions of peace can equate to big changes - peace is a collaborative process! It was inspiring to listen to all of their wonderful ideas regarding how they will ensure peace is implemented in their daily lives.
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.