STOP PRESS: Peaceful Schools Awards
Now available - the Peaceful Schools Awards. If you would like your school to be part of this exciting new development then find out how to apply by downloading the Peaceful_Schools_Awards_Leaflet_.pdf
Do please watch the short introductory film (below) on:
'What is a Peaceful School?'
Listen to the Anna Lubelska's interview about Peaceful Schools with Radio 2's Johnnie Walker! ALT_JW_25_Anna_Lubelska.mp3
The 2013 Peaceful Schools Conference was held in Birmingham and was organised by the West Midlands Peace Education Project (aka Peacemakers) in partnership with Spiritual England. The University of Winchester generously sponsored the event! We had some brilliant speakers and workshops. To see a short film of the 2013 Peaceful Schools Conference click here.
The photos, below, are from our 2012 conference on Peaceful Schools which was held in London at the Friends House, Euston.
A Quiet Place has independent research evidence that shows that this work changes children’s behaviour for the better.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
17th Century French mathematician, philosopher and physicist
Meditation is a great tool for children, it enables them to relax and creates a conducive environment for them to be themselves.
Byoma Kusuma Buddhadharma Sangha
The challenge we face is getting teachers to agree with such techniques and some people are very closed when it comes to getting children more involved with who they are.
Stella Von Thun
Heal Your Space
The Spiritual England campaign to bring stillness and peace into children’s lives is inspiring and timely.
From Maharishi Foundation®, an educational charity which offers Transcendental Meditation™ in schools thinks it is essential for children to find inner peace and happiness through meditation.
(Above) Dr Neil Hawkes, International Consultant for Values-based Education and Leadership, one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 Peaceful Primary Schools Conference in London. Here he is looking directly at Damilola Taylor's father. The conference was dedicated to Damilola Taylor, the primary school boy who was murdered on his way home from the local library in 2000. Schools have a huge role to play is promoting and achieving peace in our time.
(Photo above) Philip Roderick, the Bishop of Sheffield's Adviser in Spirituality and Founder-Director of The Quiet Gardens Movement, leads everyone in 'body prayer' at the 2012 Peaceful Schools Conference in London.
Laura Daniels, (Photo on your Right) Head Teacher of
Woodheys Primary School in Sale, Cheshire
talking about her peaceful school.
David Keith, (photo on your LEFT) of the Peace Foundation Network,
leading a workshop on peace education work in schools.