Archive for March, 2014

Writing for peace

Posted: March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

A writing competition to raise awareness of the ideals of peace is open to students across the school:
The competition is open to anyone in Years 3 – 13 and entrants can only enter one of the following categories:

•Secondary Schools: Year Groups 7 – 11
•Sixth Forms and Colleges: Year Groups 12 – 13

Entries should be based on the theme of ‘peace’ and/or ‘nuclear weapons’. Entries should be written in English, fit onto one side of A4 paper and can be either typed or handwritten.

All entries must be submitted by 1st July 2014. For more info visit:

The International Day of Peace is observed every year around the world on the 21st September. It’s a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, among all nations and people.

It calls for a ceasefire in conflict zones and an end to war and violence. Last year, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, dedicated the day to education for peace. In his speech, Ban Ki-moon said:

“Let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity. Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might.”

For this year’s International Day of Peace, give your voice to support peace in the world by entering our creative writing competition!

Today gave me the chance to indulge my two great passions: literature and drama. Dressing as The Woman in Black for World Book Day was a challenge, not least because I had to get up at 6am to apply the makeup, plus walking around all day in full Victorian mourning costume was not the most comfortable. But it was the reactions from you all that made it all worthwhile.

Apart from making one girl cry and a year 11 boy try to leap out of a window, the reactions have been great. The best part was walking along the corridors and seeing everyone’s faces!

Thanks for the support today. I’m already looking forward to next year… now who shall I be?