24th May, 2022

Pupils at Coventry's Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School presented with Lord Mayor's Peace Award

PUPILS at a Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School have been recognised by the Lord Mayor of Coventry in recognition of their efforts to encourage peace and reconciliation.

Coun John McNicholas and his committee founded the Coventry Peace Award.

He, along with ‘Lady Godiva’ and committee member Pru Porretta MBE, visited staff and pupils to present the accolade.

It encourages pupils to practice peace and reconciliation through activities, supported by teaching assistant Laurie Jackson as part of the application process.

The children produced remembrance poems, said daily prayers of reflection, wrote thank you letters to key workers, improved their local environment and elected school council members and anti-bullying ambassadors.

The pupils held a ‘Coventry Week’ to learn more about the city and participated in the ‘Peace Trial’.

And, using blue paint donated by Coventry City of Culture Trust, pupils and staff created a peace wall featuring inspirational messages alongside friendship benches and a safe place where children can reflect.

Lorraine Stanton, Principal at Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, said: “This work certainly doesn’t stop here, and we will continue to take part in activities to raise awareness of peace and reconciliation moving forward.”

For more information about the award visit: https://coventrycityofpeace.uk

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