SEK-Dublin takes pride in participating in the global commemoration of the International Day of Non-Violence and Peace in Schools. This day serves as an important reminder of the crucial need to cultivate a culture of peace within educational institutions worldwide.
The International Day of Non-Violence and Peace in Schools seeks to promote non-violence, respect, and tolerance among students, educators, and staff. It calls upon schools to actively participate in initiatives that contribute to the establishment of a safe and inclusive learning environment.
At SEK-Dublin, we seized this opportunity to conduct a workshop with our younger students, focusing on non-violence and peace. Throughout the workshop, students explored the bystander effect and its various manifestations through role-playing scenarios, discussing diverse ways to contribute to a safer and more peaceful school environment. Additionally, students delved into the lives of historical figures such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malala, who dedicated their lives to promoting peace.
This workshop provided not only moments for group discussions but also individual reflection time. Students analyzed past actions and set new intentions to contribute to creating a better school environment for all.