Dear reader,

Coventry Peace Festival will run from 1 to 15 November, and some of the events of special interest to Peace Award schools are listed below.

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 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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Coventry Peace Festival 2020

In 2020 the annual Coventry Peace Festival will be held from 1 to 15 November. This year will be the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz, on 14-15 November, which is the event the Peace Festival was set up to remember. We have listed the events we know about on this website. The full programme has still not been announced …

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Launch of Peace Word Search Puzzles

On 1 November, United Nations Association Coventry Branch will launch its brand-new series of word search games for young people (and others) on the theme of peace and reconciliation. Both online and printable versions will be published at unacov.uk/peace-word-searches. Word searches are a great literacy exercise for children and are used both in homes and schools. Schools who have registered …

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Peace and the UN - a Presentation for Secondary Schools

On 3 November the United Nations Association Coventry Branch will run an online presentation aimed at secondary school students describing how the United Nations acts to prevent wars between nations and to end them once they have started. It will discuss how and why the UN was formed, what successes and failures it has had in preventing and ending wars …

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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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Peace Award Trophy Design Competition

On Monday 9 November Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee will answer your questions about their Peace Award Trophy Design Competition. If you can design a trophy which can be awarded to those Coventry-based organisations whose activities promoting peace and reconciliation earn them the Coventry Peace Award, then you could win yourself £50. Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee are looking for something that winners …

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Educational Resources to accompany Coventry City Centre Peace Trail

On 10 November, Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation will launch the completely new Coventry Peace Trail, both a new website and an updated booklet. New features of the website Interactive maps of Coventry Peace Trail which let you easily find the next location on the tour A map of the Coventry 3 Trees Peace Gardens A map …

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Coventry Peace and Climate Lecture 2020 by Sir David King

12 November will present a rare opportunity to hear the UK's ex Chief Scientific Adviser and Special Representative for Climate Change share his insight and wisdom. Some people claim that Covid19 is the world’s biggest threat since the end of World War II. It has galvanised governments into action because it is an immediate and obvious danger. But, within a …

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Gaia - Earth Artwork

Artist Luke Jerram’s Gaia will be installed in Coventry Cathedral ruins on 13th & 14th November to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Blitz with a message of Peace to the world reflecting the city’s role in promoting peace and reconciliation, through the exhibition of “Gaia”. Entry will be by free timed ticket. https://youtu.be/sjvw-8VwAbw Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi …

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14 November 1940 - Video

14 November 2020 will be the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz, and we will remember this date by showing our video of events on that fateful night, and its consequences. The world premiere will be shown at 8pm on 14 November. Watch the video at 14nov.coventrycityofpeace.uk  

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2020 Young People’s Peace Essay Competition - Award Ceremony

At an online event on 15 November, United Nations Association Coventry Branch will announce the winners of the 2020 Young People’s Peace Essay Competition and they will be invited to read their essays on the subject: The Role of Young People in Building Peace The prizes for the 3 winners aged 16 and under will be: £25, £10 and £5 …

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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.

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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 …

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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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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 …

Read more.

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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 Holy Family Catholic Primary Howes Primary School Joseph Cash School …

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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 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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