The school holidays are just round the corner, and as part of our Peaceful Brum theme, we’re providing some free, simple activities for all the family.
Get Creative for Peace
Join in with our creative activity: making a peace crane.
Pop into Peace Hub throughout the holidays to take part. Open to adults & children: beginner & advanced versions are available, depending on how creative you’re feeling!
Origami cranes have become a symbol of peace. Traditionally in Japan, making 1000 of these cranes was believed to bring good luck. A young girl called Sadako Sasaki who suffered leukaemia after the Hiroshima nuclear attack, began making them. After she died, her classmates continued to make them, and they became a symbol of peace and hope.
Making peace means thinking outside the box – taking part in creative activities can help us get in the right frame of mind to make change.
Family Peace Walks
Each Wednesday throughout the holidays at 2pm, join us for a leisurely walk along part of Birmingham’s Peace Trail. Open to all ages – the walk will be gentle, and take around 30 mins, finishing back at the Hub.
Birmingham has always been a city open to free-thinkers, and there’s a great history of peace-makers who settled here. We’ll visit some sites around the city centre to reflect on this history, as well as see some of the things that are happening for peace today. Read more about the walks.
Celebrating Peaceful Brum
Families can also join in with our activities celebrating the people & places that make peace in Brum:
- Add to our interactive Peace Map: where is peaceful to you?
- Pledge to Do Something Peaceful: simple acts of kindness that make our community a better place.
And for parents, there’s the chance to sit down with a cup of tea, and have a friendly chat. So if you’re around Birmingham city centre in July or August, pop in, say hello, and take part – we look forward to seeing you soon!
PS if that’s not enough for you, check out Small Footsteps: a week-long interfaith workshop for 8-14 year olds to explore how all faiths can contribute towards protecting the environment 25th-29th July.