Awareness talks and first aid at St Augustines, Lewisham and Calverton primary in Newham.
Calverton primary had organised lots of events since our last visit so it was brilliant checking in and seeing the work they had done. We worked with the year 6 group last time, so we spoke to the new year 6 on our return. Margaret’s talk brought up lots of thoughts around anger, a lot of students commented how hearing Margaret’s story made them think about and want to change the way they treat other people in the playground and in their class.
The playground, the place that soon turns into the street and the wider world, the place where this reflection needs to start.
We will be visiting Calverton in summer again, they have lots of plans for peaceful events involving the wider community. Two students will also be attending our safety conference at Brampton primary, where they will share the school main safety concern with the police.
St Augustines in Lewisham is one of our Flagship schools so we have events with parents, the local community and the police organised throughout the year.
After 4 headteachers, 3,000 children and 7,000 lessons the school bell has finally stopped ringing for me. Not only did I say goodbye to 2013 in December I also, with one last wipe of the board, said a very fond farewell to 10 years of teaching.
An MA Charity Management student at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham is hoping that his studies will help him push his family’s message of peace.
St Mary’s MA Charity Management student Billy Mizen