Small Steps For Peace
What is it?
Small Steps for Peace is aimed at primary school children and their teachers, parents & school governors.
The project is based on the children’s story book ‘Good Can Come from Evil’ relating to the two boys killed in the Warrington bombing in 1993. It delivers a workshop for parents and teachers around conflict resolution followed by a number classroom sessions for the children to educate them as to how the impact of the boys’ story has resulted in the setting up of the Peace Centre in Warrington to promote non-violence.
Who’s it for?
Primary school teachers, parents and primary school students (Key Stage 2)
Small steps for peace will offer
- skills for dealing with any difficult conversations that may arise in the classroom
- provide a bank of resources for teachers on conflict resolution
- parents/teachers/young people will benefit a lot from learning how to deal with conflict
Its suggested that the school starts initially with Year 6 pupils before delivering it to the lower years.
How does it work?
The project for each group consists of:
- Holding difficult Conversations workshop for teachers, parents and governors
- TWO one hour classroom sessionS WILL BE DELIVERED TO Key stage 2 pupils USING RESOURCES DEVELOPED AROUND THE STORY OF THE WARRINGTON BOMBING
- Teachers are left with CLASSROOM resources to continue conflict resolution education through the school curriculum
- Exercises – activities will be used with both young people and adults to enhance their understanding of conflict resolution.
- Dialogue – with each other, with their teachers, with Foundation facilitators, on controversial issues from prejudice and discrimination.
- resources – ‘Good Can Come from Evil’ book will be given to all young people to continue the conversations around violence, and peaceful conflict resolution.
Small Steps for Peace is a stepping stone for primary school young people to encourage positive relationships among peers. It will introduce ideas of conflict resolution at an early age.