Dear reader,

We hope that, despite the disruption of normal life due to COVID-19, your school will still find time to work towards achieving Coventry Peace Award. 

We have changed the date for submission of evidence. Please submit as early as possible and at the latest by 11 June 2021 if you want to receive your Award in the ceremony in July. The submission form is coventrypeaceaward.uk/submit-evidence

Resources Added to Website

On the Peace Award website you can now find a calendar of peace-related days throughout the year which you can use to stimulate activities and discussion.

There are articles about the forthcoming Coventry and Warwickshire Children's Peace Poem Competition and the newly created Coventry Peace Wall. Participation by schools in these activities counts as evidence towards earning Coventry Peace Award.

You might want to use the Peace Award Discussion Forum to let other schools know of the activities in your school.

Indeed, schools can also use that forum to manage how they work together on some projects and it is also a good way of identifying possible partnerships.

Below you will find links to these pages as well as to a list of forthcoming events including CPD for teachers.

Finally please feel free to pass this newsletter on to other teachers in your school and also those in other schools who might be interested in joining the scheme.

Please feel free to contact us via info@coventrypeaceaward.uk if need any help, support or suggestions of what you can do to achieve accreditation.

Best wishes and thanks for your interest in the Coventry Peace Award.

Philip Brown
Chair, Peace Award Committee
info@coventrypeaceaward.uk

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Forthcoming Events

These include CPD as well as events students can participate in, listed in chronological order. You can see the latest list at any time by visiting 

https://coventrypeaceaward.uk/forthcoming-events/

And for a calendar of peace-related events throughout the year, see

https://coventrypeaceaward.uk/peace-calendar/

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Hate Crime Intervention Training in Coventry

On 14 September, Stand by Me UK will run a training session aimed at training people how to respond to hate so that no one has to suffer from hatred anymore. This is a project run by Nottingham based group Communities Inc that empowers people to assist victims of bullying, harassment or hate through safe bystander interventions. They are running a series of free …

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Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience 2020

On International Peace Day, 21st September 2020, Peace One Day will run a Live Global Digital Experience. Note: The times of this event have not yet been announced. Join the full day of live broadcast with the most incredible speakers, actors, musicians and live action from the continents of the world. Live Panel Discussions Decade of Action for Peace. The …

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International Day of Peace 2020 TeleCelebration

International Day of Peace 2020 TeleCelebration

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This year the United Nations Association Coventry Branch are planning an online TeleCelebration. Coventry, in the United Kingdom, is a City of Peace and Reconciliation, so it is the ideal place to host this innovative TeleCelebration. How to join the TeleCelebration Follow this link from …

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Teaching about Controversial Issues October

This webinar on 6 October will explore teaching and learning strategies which promote teachers understanding of how they can teach about controversial issues in ways that promote critical analysis. Effectively addressing controversial issues will also help to challenge misinformed views and perceptions amongst pupils, challenge commonly held ‘myths’ and build understanding and appreciation about others. Download the flier here Course …

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UN75 TeleConversation October

UN75 TeleConversation October

Participate in UN75, the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. These teleconversations will be held on the first Wednesday of every month during 2020. Why #UN75? Tackling issues such as COVID-19, the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in …

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United Nations Day Teleconversation

United Nations Day Teleconversation

UN Day is 24 October 2020, the 75th anniversary of the day the UN Charter entered into force in 1945. To mark its 75th year, the UN is running UN75 to gather people's opinions about how the UN should develop in the future. Why #UN75? Tackling issues such as COVID-19, the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the …

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UN75 TeleConversation November

UN75 TeleConversation November

Participate in UN75, the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. These teleconversations will be held on the first Wednesday of every month during 2020. Why #UN75? Tackling issues such as COVID-19, the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in …

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Teaching about Controversial Issues November

This webinar on 18 November will explore teaching and learning strategies which promote teachers understanding of how they can teach about controversial issues in ways that promote critical analysis. Effectively addressing controversial issues will also help to challenge misinformed views and perceptions amongst pupils, challenge commonly held ‘myths’ and build understanding and appreciation about others. Download the flier here Course …

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Deadline for Submissions to Children's Peace Poem Competition

Children who live or go to school in Coventry or Warwickshire are invited to write a peace poem on this year’s theme of Neighbourliness. The deadline for submissions is 30 November and authors must be under 16 on that date. The winning poems will be selected by a panel of judges. The results will be announced in January 2021. The …

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UN75 TeleConversation December

UN75 TeleConversation December

Participate in UN75, the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. These teleconversations will be held on the first Wednesday of every month during 2020. Why #UN75? Tackling issues such as COVID-19, the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in …

Read more.

Teaching about Controversial Issues December

This webinar on 8 December will explore teaching and learning strategies which promote teachers understanding of how they can teach about controversial issues in ways that promote critical analysis. Effectively addressing controversial issues will also help to challenge misinformed views and perceptions amongst pupils, challenge commonly held ‘myths’ and build understanding and appreciation about others. Download the flier here Course …

Read more.

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Ideas for Peace Activities

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Coventry Peace Wall

Coventry Peace Wall is a virtual space where you can exhibit your photo, drawing or other artwork you have created to celebrate Peace or Reconciliation. We will be offering prizes for the best three images from primary school students, and three for students from secondary school. It costs nothing to send us your picture. Click here to send your picture …

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Peace Calendar

This calendar, which shows annual days and events related to peace and reconciliation, was produced by Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation for those engaged in working towards the Coventry Peace Award. Click an event to see links to more information. If you have a Google account you can copy items to your own calendar. If you don't …

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Coventry City Centre Peace Trail

Coventry City Centre Peace Trail is a guide to a walking tour of over 30 sites associated with peace in conveniently located within Coventry city centre and describes each of them. It begins with the ruins of St. Michael’s cathedral, blitzed in 1940, and concludes in Millennium Place. Download a PDF of the peace trail here. It includes details of …

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Educational Resources

A database of resources for teachers and others was created on the Coventry City of Peace website by a working group of the Schools Peace & Justice Forum. Click here for a list in alphabetical order, divided into Primary, Secondary and Further/Higher Education. For breakdowns of the resources by category, please see: Primary Education Resources Secondary Education Resources Further & …

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Coventry & Warwickshire Children's Peace Poem

Children who live or go to school in Coventry or Warwickshire are invited to write a peace poem on this year’s theme of Neighbourliness. The deadline for submissions is 30 November and authors must be under 16 on that date. The winning poems will be selected by a panel of judges. The results will be announced in January 2021. The …

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Use the Discussion Forum

The Discussion page on this site allows people to share ideas for activities they have done or want to do towards their Peace Award. This is also a good place to manage cooperation between schools or institutions. You will need to create an account in order to add posts, and the site manage will need to approve your application. This …

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Schools Enrolled in Coventry Peace Award

The schools that have enrolled in Coventry Peace Award are listed below. If you are a teacher, please check that your school is enrolled and if not please visit https://coventrypeaceaward.uk/register/ All Saints CofE Primary School Blue coat school Coventry Cardinal Newman Catholic School Earlsdon Primary School Good Shepherd Catholic Primary Howes Primary School Joseph Cash School Keresley Grange Primary Academy …

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Schools of Sanctuary

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety. A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its …

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Peaceful Schools Movement

The Peaceful Schools Movement in the UK is a network of schools, organisations and individuals. It is steered by the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group. We have developed the concept of a ‘Peaceful School’ which has four, inter-related levels of peace: Inner peace for the individual pupil/student and members of staff; Peaceful relationships and constructive resolution of conflicts; Peaceful school ethos and …

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Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is the UK's leading anti-racism educational charity. They provide educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. Established in January 1996, the organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. Across Britain, Show Racism the …

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