St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Mrs. Juliet Stack
( (01792) 842494
Fax: (01792) 843721
This term the school is aiming to achieve Peace Mala accreditation to enhance the efforts that we have already achieved namely Restorative Practice and UNCRC Rights of the Child. Peace Mala is a multi award winning project for peace that began in 2001. A Peace Mala is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths, beliefs and none. The Peace Mala bracelet comprises of fourteen coloured beads with a central white or frosted white bead strung between symbolic knots. The central white bead represents the wearer. This represents unity, harmony and peace.
Peace Mala focuses on the Golden Rule. Simply stated, it is:
"Treat others as you would wish them to treat you."
This is the central message of the Peace Mala bracelet. Its intention is to cut through all forms of prejudice, to confront bullying, to support human rights and to celebrate what makes us different from each other. Fourteen spiritual traditions, along with their individual versions of the Golden Rule, are represented on the bracelet. Peace Mala reminds us that we all belong and that communities filled with colour and difference make life more interesting and exciting.
You will receive more details of events linked with Peace Mala throughout the term. Year 3 will be focussing on Peace Mala this term and will performing a whole school assembly next week to begin our journey. If your child would like to purchase a Peace Mala bracelet they are available from Year 3 class for £2 each. If you need any more information about Peace Mala please visit the Peace Mala website above.