Stations of the Cross for Young People:
Here you will find a leaflet providing reflections and prayers for each of the 14 Stations of the Cross (for printing out as a double-sided A4 sheet) : Stations of the Cross for Young People
Justice & Peace Resource:
Here you will find ten pages of stimulating ideas: games, films, facts and questions for secondary schools, youth groups, confirmation groups: J&P 10 page Resources for Young People  (PDF file)
The 10 pages of “Faith into Action” cover the following themes: Introduction; Peace & Reconciliation; Poverty & Homelessness; Fair Trade; Green Issues; Welcoming the Stranger; The Arms Trade; Water Justice; Inspiring Young People; J&P Liturgy. Each accessible in JPG format by clicking on the thumbnails below:
“100 Days of Peace”:
The international Olympic and Paralympic Games provided a wonderful opportunity to reassert our commitment to peace. The Olympic Truce tradition at the heart of the Olympic ideal inspired hope that around this event we might redeem the dream of harmonious multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-generational communities.
The resource book “Release Peace” gave a collection of lesson plans, testimonies and articles designed to inspire young people to learn more about the Olympic ideals and think about the culture of peace that must be created if they are to be brought to fruition, not just for the Games but as a lasting legacy for society.
More information on the project can be found on: www.peacelegacy.org.uk
- St Mary’s Primary School, Crewe
St Mary’s is embarked on a programme leading to UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award. This programme builds teaching of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our curriculum and embeds its precepts in the life of the school.
St Mary’s School Choir are outstanding ambassadors for Peace in the local area, having given many concerts from their repertoire of Peace songs. On UN International Peace Day, 21 September 2011, the Choir led the singing of a massed choir of 200 children from ten local primary schools.
St Mary’s is a very strong supporter of Cafod, raising significant sums in donations. In the past the Choir have sold CDs and given concerts in aid of Cafod, and Cafod staff are frequent and well-known visitors, often giving assemblies in school.
- Ellesmere Port Catholic High School
During the summer holidays a few of the staff designed and built a garden in our school grounds. It was in response to pupil requests for somewhere quiet to sit and to have a place to remember past pupils and staff who have passed away.
We also wanted to demonstrate to pupils how something can be made from anything. We were able to get tyres from local garages and soil/ sand and rubble to fill the tyres from a local building company. The tyres have been painted and planted up with a huge variety of perennial plants.
The pupils have been very respectful towards the new addition to the school and a small group of budding gardeners help out each week with feeding and weeding.