Year 6 International Day of Peace Assembly
This morning, Year 6 led a special whole school celebration assembly about the International Day of Peace. We will celebrate World Peace Day this year on Saturday 21st September. The first World Peace Day was celebrated in 1982, and it has been celebrated every year since.
The theme for World Peace Day changes each year, and this year's theme is Climate Action for Peace. Climate change is threatening the peace and stability of people's lives around the world. Did you know that natural disasters cause three times as many people to leave their homes as wars and conflict?
To celebrate World Peace Day, we can all play our part in reducing the devastating impact of climate change by:
1. Reducing our meat intake, especially beef and pork.
2. Turning down our heating and putting on a jumper when we are cold.
3. Turning off the tap when we are brushing our teeth to save water.
By combating climate change, we can hopefully have a positive impact on the environment and can play our part in bringing about peace and stability across the world.
Please take a moment on World Peace Day to read and reflect on Year 6's prayer for peace:
God of peace, we pray for peace around the world.
Where there is hatred, sow seeds of calm.
Where there is destruction, help us to rebuild.
Where children are crying, bring an end to tears.
Shelter your peoples and protect them.
Guide them and keep them from harm.