As part of the United We Stand for Peace initiative we have joined the effort by the United Nations in recognition of Peace One Day that will be held on September 21st. As part of this effort we encourage partner schools to engage their students and faculty by choosing any of the following activities that would represent your commitment to peace in our communities and around the world.
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Suggested Peace One Day School Activity Descriptions:
Perform a song for peace:
- Have your class, choir, or
glee club join in singing and performing Steve Wonder’s, “We Are The World”, or
a peace song of your choice. You can perform this for your school during
announcements or make a video recording of students singing to be presented on
Human peace sign formation:
- Assemble a class, a grade
level or the entire school in the formation of a human peace sign or the word
Peace, and capture the moment on camera.
Post a cultural globe:
- Survey the student body to
identify the ancestral roots of your campus. Showcase the diversity in your
school by displaying a picture of the Earth and pinning Orlando, FL as your
central mark and where your students come from stretching out around the world.
Create a mural:
- Create an artist mural
displaying symbols or actions of peace and kindness.
Plant a peace tree:
- Have a tree planting
dedicated to peace, kindness, compassion, and respect.
- Hold a bake sale on campus
and donate the proceeds to a non-profit organization.
- Produce a video showcasing
random acts of kindness and celebrating your school’s diversity and unity.
- Select an area of your
school that’s in need some tender love and care and spruce it up.
“Mixed it up” Friday:
- Students are encouraged to
eat breakfast or lunch with someone they don’t eat with on a regular basis or
invite someone new to their group.
- Coordinate a canned food
drive to donate to a local agency.
- With fall and winter fast
approaching, organizing a coat drive would give those in need of warm clothing
a head start for the season.
Clean Water Drive:
- Have your school community
donate water bottles or coolers to help those in need.
- Spend sometime today to
talking about the international issues that threaten peace in the world and
what impact it has on kids their age. Discuss some possible solutions and how
we can all strive for peace within ourselves, with our peers, and within the
- Create a space outside where
students can go and feel relaxed and at peace with nature and their
Peace Word Challenge:
- In how many languages can
you say hello and peace? Encourage your students and staff to use another
language to greet someone this day.
Peace in Action Collage:
- Create and post a bulletin
board demonstrating peace in action at your school.
International Flag Board:
- Display the diversity of your
school by posting flags from all the countries in which your students and staff