As we began the year we had the opportunity to mark International Day of Peace on 21 September by welcoming the African Sambistas into assembly to run a drumming workshop where the Senior School celebrated the beating drum of peace at Sidcot with 350 students and staff.
Figures produced by the charity Peace One Day, show that 97% of violence and conflict happens at school, our communities and at home. Only 3% equates to war situations. So to focus in changing this, students wrote postcards with messages of peace that will be sent around the world to Syria, Afghanistan and Calais ; highlighting how they had a very tangible hand in Peace at Sidcot.
Director, Centre for Peace and Global Studies