Peaceful School Awards

Our Peaceful Schools Awards scheme celebrates the important role that schools play in equipping children and young people with the skills they need to live peaceful lives and to be peacemakers in their families, communities and the world! These are awards that the whole school enjoys receiving and that can help with your PSHE, SMSC , Citizenship and behaviour/team working, supporting children's mental health and well-being and many more aspects of the 21 Century school community! 

Our Peaceful School Awards are still going  (it's 2020 and even in COVID times we are getting applications which is great.). We are always very excited and pleased to get email enquiries and submissions.  It's a straightforward process and it is free.  

There are three types of awards and you can apply at any time.  See below for more information and the application forms.

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

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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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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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.