Peaceful School Awards

In 2014 we developed our Peaceful Schools Awards scheme with three types of awards:

  1. Beacon Peaceful school;
  2. Peaceful Project in a School;
  3. Peacemaker in a Schools (any age!).

Beacon Peaceful Schools

What could be more important than working for peace in the world?! Schools can play a massive role in making the world a more peaceful place. And lots of schools are already doing a lot of work on peace - in different ways. Some are further down this path than others. A few are exceptional and they are becoming 'Beacon Peaceful Schools'.

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Peacemakers in Schools

A ‘Peacemaker’ is a child, young person, teacher or any other member of the school community who has ‘gone the extra mile’ towards the promotion of peace between others/people of any age.

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Peaceful Projects in Schools

Projects in schools that can get a Peaceful Project award are things like the creation of a peace garden or indoor quiet area; a training programme for staff and pupils on building positive relationships and/or peaceful conflict resolution or setting up a Peer Mediation or Playground Friends scheme.

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Useful publications

The Peaceful Schools Awards A5 leaflet
The Peaceful Schools Awards Guidance by David Holmes

Pathways for Peaceful Primary Schools (25 pages A4) by David Holmes
A 'road map' for schools on the journey of peace. Peaceful Schools are very much about being on a journey. To be a Peaceful School is not about achieving an end product, or reaching a set of targets or criteria, it is about being on a wonderful voyage of exploration and discovery of peace in all its glorious forms!

Pathways for Peaceful Primary Schools

Peaceful Secondary Schools Guidance by Anna Lubelska
Lots of ideas and resource links to help you make your secondary school peaceful on four inter-related levels: individual inner peace, peaceful relationships, a peaceful whole school and spreading peace beyond the school.

Peaceful Secondary Schools Guidance

For a full list of publications and resources click on Publications & Resources.