Peacemakers works closely with a number of schools and has been very aware that the uncertainty of when and how schools will fully re-open is a looming question. How do we deal with the many, varied and strong needs that will come together in classrooms, staff-rooms, corridors and playgrounds?
Peacemakers has been thinking about this from a peace/restorative perspective with a like-minded group of collaborators. RESTORE is the fruit of this work. Working together has been a wonderful experience of co-operation and shared experience and expertise. We hope it is a useful contribution. More can be found at www.restoreourschools.com.
If any school would like to discuss how this might look in their school with us, at training or resources available, then please look at our pages ‘What We Do’ on this website to see if anything would help or email [email protected].
As a small contribution for these difficult times, we are also making the pdf of our popular resource for primary schools, Learning for Peace, available free as a pdf download. It is full of games and activities for social and emotional learning, which will be so needed to cope with the aftermath of this experience.
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Learning for Peace
The guide is built around the concept of a spiral curriculum, visiting themes relevant to SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development at different ages and with varied complexity and depth. It includes ‘Big Questions’, games and activities to stimulate the discussion, the practice and the reflection that is important to the development of the whole child; head, heart and hands or what they think, feel and do.