We learn about Inner Peace and how to create more Peace in the world around us. On this page you will find lots of links to resources and ideas to help you explore and reflect on the value of Peace. You will also see many examples of this value in action at St Mary's.
Peace News Stories
Bunting to welcome Amal
The children have been learning about refugees in worship by looking at Amal and her journey from the Turkish/Syrian border. When asked how best we could welcome Amal if she were to come to our school we had various responses including "throw a party" and "make some bunting".
So we decided to make some bunting for the hall and as you can see we had some beautiful designs! One message was particularly moving; 'Amal you are wonderful and beautiful and may you live in peace.'
What better message could you give to a child seeking refuge? The bunting looks beautiful in the hall and reminds us all that we should be shining examples of welcome, love and peace to anyone coming to our community of St. Mary's.
Bishop Karowei, the Bishop of Woolwich joined us to open our Spiritual Garden. The garden has been created as a special space of peace and reflection for the whole school community. Children helped to design and plant the garden.
Chain of Peace
At our Annual Prayer Day, the children created a paper chain made out of prayers and drawings of Peace. The Chain of Peace was so long that it stretched all the way across the Church by the end of the morning!
Symbols of Peace
Children reflected on many different symbols that have been used to signify Peace. On a visit to Southwark Cathedral, they created clay tiles to reflect these symbols.
Tree of Life
During our Worship in St Mary's Church, Reader Marion shared this amazing story of Peace with the children, which links to the Bible passage from the book of Micah. The Bishop of Mozambique asked some artists there to create a work of art using all the smashed up guns from the civil war. They chose to create the "Tree of Life". The flag of Mozambique shows a gun – crossed out by a plough, as a symbol of peace. The book represents learning. In the photo, you can see school children looking at it in the British Museum, where it had been commissioned and put on display.