Peace: resolving conflict
Each year at Whitehall we join in with the International Day of Peace. This is a day on which warring people are asked to put down their weapons and stop fighting, having a ceasefire.
At Whitehall, we believe that peace is important, and we also realise that peace starts with each of us. If we are all peaceful, the world will be a more peaceful place.
Because we believe that peace is important, and that peace starts with each individual, in our school we encourage an environment and ethos of care, tolerance, courtesy and respect of each other. We celebrate and respect different cultures; we are an inclusive school; we talk about friendship and getting along with each other, as well as how to be responsible members of school and the wider community; we involve ourselves in fundraising for charity; we learn the importance of following school rules for the benefit of everyone.
More information about anger and how to control it can be found by following the links below (all the information is from the NHS):
Also see this page: ‘How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Anger‘. Following and learning the practices in this 3 minute guided meditation may also help.
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Peace for children
Every Year we go on a peace walk to Palfrey Park and attach our Peace Lillies to the Band Stand. This shows everyone, in our community, that Whitehall Infants is a school that cares about Peace.
We know peace is important. And we know peace starts with us!
If you are feeling angry, here are some things you can do:
- Breathe slowly — breathe out for longer than you breathe in, and then relax as you breathe out.
- Count to 10 before you do anything — this gives you time to calm down so you can think more clearly.
- Walk away from a situation that’s making you angry
- Talk to someone about how you feel.
- Listen to calming music.
- Do something creative — draw a picture, sing a song, do a dance.
- Read a good book.
- Do some exercise — go for a walk or a run, or do a dance.