World Peace Day at SCS

On Wednesday September 21st, SCS celebrated World Peace Day. Across the school, students learned about the origin of this day and the role that the UN plays to maintain and support peace across the globe.

World Peace Day in Primary

In Year 6, we learned about the role Jane Goodall plays as a UN Peace Messenger. We thought about what peace means and why is it important. To celebrate the day, we thought about our hope and dreams on peace day and created wishes which we folded to create a dove; the international sign of peace.

What is Peace Day?

Did you know that the international day of peace was established in 1981 on the 21st of September by the United Nations General Assembly. Sadly we spend much more time on wars than we spend time on peace, imagine how much time we have wasted on fighting each other, when we can join sides and make peace. In the twenty-first century, most regions of the world were more peaceful than they have been for generations! However, the UN has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. To celebrate World Peace Day around the world many people participate in events, spread the word, support a peace organization or charity and many more things. By Nancy Year 6

World Peace Day in KS3

Some of our Year 8 leaders celebrated World Peace Day by an inspiring assembly to their peers. Read some of our wonderful Peace Day speeches:

World peace day is celebrated worldwide to promote peace between countries. It’s celebrated on the 21st of September. This year’s theme is to end racism and build peace. Racism is something that has corrupted the world, judging someone by the colour of their skin. But it’s so much more than that, Racism comes in form of discrimination towards your religion or culture.  Peace is something easily achievable, although we choose not to create it. Peace day is a day where we should set aside our differences and come together to defeat racism. People all around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. Observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to believe it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

By Alana Year 8

Peace day is a globally shared date, on which everyone commits to peace above all differences and contributes towards building a society that has a tranquil and relaxed culture. But achieving true peace entails much more than a cease-fire for a day. It requires the building of societies where everyone feels safe to be themselves. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of who they are, where they come from or their race. As our world is constantly changing and developing, it is more important than ever to make sure that everyone is in harmony and agreement. The theme for international peace day this year has been set as ‘End Racism and Build Peace’

Quote: Secretary Antonio Gutteres said, “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life in everyday society. It continues to be a driver of persistent inequality. And it continues to deny people their fundamental human rights. It destabilises societies, undermines democracies, erodes the legitimacy of governments, and the linkages between racism and gender inequality are unmistakable.”

“Racism impacts the lives of thousands of innocent people all across our world. Not only does it damage the mental health of our societies, but it also damages the physical; a study funded by the states that headaches and trembling are amongst the symptoms people could experience. It poisons our world and slowly, everyone will feel left out, unwanted and angry, upset. It is not fair to anyone. Why would you want someone to feel like this?” By Aurelia Year 8

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One Response to World Peace Day at SCS

  1. Thank you SCS for celebrating Peace Day and spreading the important message of respect and compassion for all!

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