International Peace Day at WAB

International Peace Day at WAB

International Day of Peace, officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday established 40 years ago and observed annually on September 21. It is dedicated to world peace and the absence of war and violence.  

On International Peace Day this year, WAB is offering students across the whole school the opportunity to learn the many different ways we can make a difference and work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the highlights of the day will be the leading role student clubs will be taking in running workshops on the day for other students. 

According to Angelia Crouch, High School Global Citizenship Coordinator, WAB students run an array of clubs working to make a difference. Student service clubs focus on many of the global issues included in the SDGs, culture clubs focus on community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage and environmental sustainability clubs are passionate about studying life on land and in water.  

Throughout the day, students from High School, Middle School, and Elementary School will participate in a variety of workshops and activities centered around the theme of "promoting peace in ourselves, the community, and the world".

Over 20 community partners will be welcomed on campus to deliver spark talks. During these short talks, they will discuss their organization's missions, goals, background stories, and inspirations. The purpose is to share the amazing work they are doing to further SDG goals as well as motivate our students by sharing what inspired them to "make a difference".

"I think this is a really wonderful opportunity for our students to help them become who they want to be," said Angelia, "The whole day is sort of an exploration and celebration of how students can make a difference in their own ways."  

 

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