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29th March 2016

New Resource: Learning for Peace

Peacemakers (our sister organisation) have published a book: Learning for Peace – a guide to developing outstanding SMSC in your Primary school.

You’re warmly invited to the official launch of Learning for Peace 6-7pm on Weds 20th April 2016, at The Priory Rooms, Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF.  Light refreshments will be served.  Space will be limited so please make sure you book a place.

And if you work in a school (or know someone who does) there’s a a free twilight for Teachers, Support Staff, Teaching Assistants and Senior Leaders. This twilight will introduce the book, explore key concepts and demonstrate new activities for Educators to include as part of their SMSC offer. Tea and cake will be provided. The twilight will run from 5pm (please arrive 4:30pm for a cuppa) and finish by 6pm. You are warmly welcome to stay on for the official book launch at 6pm.  Again, make sure you book for this event.

Learning for Peace

What is Learning for Peace about?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. The book is built around the concept of a spiral curriculum, visiting themes at different ages and with different levels of complexity and depth. It includes ‘Big Questions’, games and activities to stimulate the discussion, practice and reflection that is important to the development of the whole child; head, heart and hands, what they think, feel and do. It includes loads of the Peacemaker games and activities that schools in the West Midlands have been enjoying for almost 30 years.

Who are Peacemakers?

Under its working name of ‘Peacemakers’ in schools, the West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project exists to help create a more peaceful world, with more caring and resilient communities. Our contribution to promoting a more harmonious society in the West Midlands is the development of peace-making behaviour of children and adults in schools. Peacemakers offer workshops and courses around the skills of conflict resolution, building community and inclusion.  Like Peace Hub, Peacemakers is a branch of Central England Quakers.

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