Free Downloads for Schools

Peace Week supports teachers to run whole school ‘off-timetable’ projects. It contains everything you need to organise inspirational primary/secondary peace and human rights weeks. Free download available here:

In the Peace Education Network’s 'Teach Peace Pack’ you will find a set of 8 assemblies, follow-up activities/resources and prayers and reflections on peace. The themes and ideas invite children to think about what peace means to them and where they feel peaceful. This helps them develop inner peace.

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Friday 21 September is 2018 UN Peace Day. Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. We are encouraging all schools in the world to do something special on Peace Day. Sue Webb has gifted her Peace Assembly to the world to use on that day, or whatever day is best for your school!

Peace Assembly Power Point

Peaceful Choices and Activities for the Classroom - two pages of ideas for older primary and younger secondary pupils. For use with small groups and whole classrooms. Includes a message of encouragement for all teaching staff!Peaceful Choices and Activities in the Classroom

'Meditation for Children with Autism or ADHD' by Lorraine Murray of Teach Children Meditation. Lorraine has many years of experience in this field and can testify to the benefits that teaching children with Autism or ADHD to meditate and be mindful can bring them. This guidance is brief and practical. Download it here:

'Meditation for Children with Autism or ADHD' Guidance by Lorraine Murray

Anna Lubelska’s article about ‘Peaceful Schools’ which was published in Sept 2012 by Routledge in the International Journal of Children’s Spirituality.

Published article explaining the 'why' and 'what' of Peaceful Schools Radio 2's Johnnie Walker's interview with Anna Lubelska about Peaceful Schools

Leaflet about the Peaceful Project and Peacemaker Awards

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

The Nomination Form for Peaceful Projects

The Nomination Form for Peacemakers

Submission form for Beacon Peaceful School

School Grounds for Peaceful Learning and Play - this is guidance for schools written by Felicity Robinson to help schools get maximum value from their school grounds/outdoor environments for their pupils’ peaceful learning and play.

'Schools Grounds for Peaceful Learning and Play' Guidance by Felicity Robinson

Peaceful PSHCE by David Holmes. This guidance is written in response to the new curriculum for primary schools in England and Wales. It is a creative approach to exploring Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). It is built around accepted good practice and experience and offers an opportunity to enable and empower our children’s personal and social growth within an ethos and culture of personal and collective peace. It has the potential to be used by all primary schools and could form a co-ordinated approach to personal learning, discovery and growth across a range of different settings.

'Peaceful PSHCE' by David Holmes

Peace Talks in Schools by Christine Easom. Christine was Head of R.E. at a Specialist Humanities College. She used P4C (Philosophy for Children) as a tool to research 'peaceful schools' in three schools. Christine aims to encourage teachers to use the P4C approach as a way to achieve challenging, meaningful and purposeful dialogue that can lead to real and lasting change within a school.

'Peace Talk in Schools' Guidance by Christine Easom

David Holmes’s invaluable booklet (Sept 2012) ‘Promoting the Spiritual Health and Well-being of Children in Primary Schools’

'The Spiritual Health and Well-being of Primary School Children' by David Holmes

David Holmes's Booklet on Building a Culture of Participation and Partnership in Primary Schools - developing the school as a community is called 'Our Schools'.

'Our Schools' by David Holmes

Tackling Stress in Schools by Dr Venetia Young. A practical guidance leaflet written by an enlightened and dedicated GP who goes into schools and who works for an English county's Children's Commissioning Group as theSafeguarding Lead GP. It will help you think about what to do about the stressed teachers and pupils in your school. Dr Young describes solutions-focused therapy, better working together and family tree work (Genograms). This is positive, solutions orientated guidance for both primary and secondary schools.

'Tackling Stress in Schools' by Dr Venetia Young