Learning for Peace
A guide to developing outstanding SMSC in your Primary School
Learning for Peace includes a book and access to a website for primary schools wanting to bring fresh approaches to pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. SMSC dovetails with the core ideas of Education for Peace which are presented through 5 themes – Inner Peace, Peaceful Choices, Peaceful Actions and Behaviours; Peaceful Relationships and Peaceful Communities.
Part 1 of the resource, Foundation for Peace, explores this relationship and includes ideas for planning around a spiral curriculum. Part 2 is the Toolkit which shares approaches, games and activities which we use in schools on a daily basis.
The book and costs £30 plus P&P, £20 per copy if you buy 3 or more.
Downloadable resources to support the activities in the book can be found on the Learning for Peace website.
What people are saying about it
There can be few things that are more important in life than learning how to deal effectively with conflict, and how to promote a culture of peace. This book does both.Dr Hilary Cremin, University of Cambridge
The lessons made me feel more confident and I have different thoughts about different people in my class, better thoughts.Year 4 Pupil
This is a highly accessible, valuable resource with a core message that is pertinent for all primary schools. The materials included are clearly structured and will enable staff to feel more confident about managing this essential aspect of teaching and learning. Thoughtfully designed activities will help to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural life of both pupils and the wider school community. The use of research and theory to underpin the rationales for the Learning through Peace approach establishes a credible evidence base.Claire Scott, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Derby
Outstanding outcomes can only truly be achieved when children really know themselves. This resources provides a practical, but truly reflective approach to SMSC. A ground-breaking piece of work that will embed core values and transform the relationships in your school.Carol Phillips, Ninestiles Academy Trust
This is a fantastic guide which has inspired the staff at Stoke Primary School to become creative with circle time activities. This will support the development of SMSC for every individual in our school therefore moving us in the direction of outstanding within this area. The guide is easy to follow and implement into our everyday timetable.Teacher, Stoke Primary School, Coventry
Peacemakers offers training to accompany the book and help your school get the most from it.
Our trainers can visit your school to share the approaches and help with planning for this work
How to order the book [£30 + p&p]
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