Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

100 days of peace

 

100 Days of Peace

 

This term Year 8 have been working on the theme 100 Days of Peace in their RE lessons.This work came about because of an initiative directly from Westminster Diocese.

The project began during enrichment day at the end of last half term where they worked together with London Citizens; the students interviewed the local shop keepers in North Gower Street –to find out problems which may exist in the local area and if the shopkeepers would be willing to work in partnership with City Safe.

The students also worked together on issues in their school community and their own local community – they wrote poems, and responses to violence in their local areas and they have been studying different ways to deal with conflicts. The students have also worked in a cross-curricular way with the history department on the historical nature of the Olympics and its link to peace and also looking at Martin Luther King and how he inspired people to stop racial discrimination based on Christian teachings.

In class and at home the year 8's have been keeping peace journals (examples on the web page) and recording their daily thoughts and ideas about peace and adding images, songs and news that inspire peace. They have been exploring the concept of human dignity and why peace is so important and linking this to the original Olympic truce and values.

 

Each class has been asked to create a play list of songs that promote the values of peace and no-war and we hope to burn their play list on to CD’s so that they not only have their peace journals but a CD to remind them of what they are working towards even after the 100 days is up.

 

They have also learnt about the Western Wall and have written their own letters to God about their hopes for peace. These letters are going to be sent to Israel to be placed in the Wall.

Year8 will also be participating in a peace walk, organising a reconciliation service and sending messages of peace to Japan in the form of peace cranes.

Year 8 have enjoyed working on this project- please continue to check the school website for updates.For more information have a look at our webpages

mariafidelis.org.uk/

 

100 days of peace

This term Year 8 have been working on the theme 100 Days of Peace in their RE lessons.This work came about because of an initiative directly from Westminster Diocese.

The project began during enrichment day at the end of last half term where they worked together with London Citizens; the students interviewed the local shop keepers in North Gower Street –to find out problems which may exist in the local area and if the shopkeepers would be willing to work in partnership with City Safe.

The students also worked together on issues in their school community and their own local community – they wrote poems, and responses to violence in their local areas and they have been studying different ways to deal with conflicts. The students have also worked in a cross-curricular way with the history department on the historical nature of the Olympics and its link to peace and also looking at Martin Luther King and how he inspired people to stop racial discrimination based on Christian teachings.

In class and at home the year 8's have been keeping peace journals (examples on the web page) and recording their daily thoughts and ideas about peace and adding images, songs and news that inspire peace. They have been exploring the concept of human dignity and why peace is so important and linking this to the original Olympic truce and values.

 

Each class has been asked to create a play list of songs that promote the values of peace and no-war and we hope to burn their play list on to CD’s so that they not only have their peace journals but a CD to remind them of what they are working towards even after the 100 days is up.

 

They have also learnt about the Western Wall and have written their own letters to God about their hopes for peace. These letters are going to be sent to Israel to be placed in the Wall.

Year8 will also be participating in a peace walk, organising a reconciliation service and sending messages of peace to Japan in the form of peace cranes.

Year 8 have enjoyed working on this project- please continue to check the school website for updates.For more information have a look at our webpages

http://mariafidelis.org.uk/?page_id=16