Woodheys Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Attendance

Peace Mala

Peacemala reaccreditation document April 2013

http://www.peacemala.org.uk/accrednews/woodheys01.html

 

Peace Mala Festival and see that the film taken by Graham Rutt from One People Productions is now on YouTube.  Lovely memories of a truly amazing day:


http://www.peacemala.org.uk/news/pmfestival/festival2010.html

 

History
 

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Peace Mala came to the attention of Trafford Education Authority through involvement by Woodheys which became an accredited school in 2009. Please click here to see Trafford Council´s educational endorsements of Peace Mala.

Laura Daniels, Headteacher of Woodheys School:
"Being a Peace Mala School has transformed our lives and provided amazing opportunities for our pupils, including participation in October 2010 in the Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith and Culture for Education at Gorton Monastery on the Feast of St Francis on behalf of Greater Manchester Schools."

As a result of the school´s involvement with the Peace Mala project, Trafford Education Authority has invited Woodheys to be the RE HUB school for RE/Interfaith training which has included contributions towards the Greater Manchester re-design of the RE Curriculum.

 

Erica Pounce, School Improvement Partner and Link Advisor for Primary Education with Trafford Council:
"We found the Peace Mala projects Woodheys are involved in to be very inspirational, leading the school to be in touch with people such as Desmond Tutu and the Nelson Mandela Chirdren´s Fund. The launch of the Agreed RE Syllabus has been a wonderful community cohesion and inclusion project which will benefit all our local schools and we are delighted to be able to offer Peace Mala and all its corresponding teaching and educational resources as an option within the new syllabus at primary and secondary level."

The New RE syllabus, including units on Peace Mala, were launched on 21st March 2011.

Woodheys Primary School
Meadway, Sale
Cheshire, M33 4PG
England UK
Tel: 0161 973 4478
Website: http://www.woodheys.trafford.sch.uk/index.php

Informative pdf - What the Peace Mala is and how it may be used.

Please click on the following link to review the Peace Mala leaflet that accompanies each Peace Mala bracelet.

"The Peace Mala cuts through all forms of prejudice and celebrates what makes us different from each other.  It is a vision for the future. Wearing the mala is a promise to help create a better world"

 

The purpose of the Peace Mala.

The word "mala"is Sanskrit and means garland of flowers.  In the East, a mala is a string of beads which may be used in meditation or prayer.  Each "flower" or bead on the mala can represent a mantra or prayer.  Our Peace Mala is different.  Its purpose is not for devotional use, though it may be used in that way if the wearer wishes.  The Peace Mala is a fashion item to wear on the wrist.  It is committed to Inter-Faith dialogue for peace and every bead and knot holds a symbolic message.  It is also a practical teaching aid which can be used with youngsters to help promote awareness, tolerance and respect between all communities.  We hope that the Peace Mala will stimulate interest and encourage youngsters (and adults for that matter) to find out more about the faiths represented on it.

We hope that teachers and leaders of faith communities will join in this initiative and help spread the message of love, respect and peace through places of worship, Sunday schools, youth clubs, schools, colleges and other centres of learning.

Peace begins with each one of us.

With our prayers and good wishes,

Pam Evans - Creator of the Peace Mala.

Peace Mala Office, 122 Clydach Road, Morriston, Swansea SA6  6QB

email: info@peacemala.org.uk

Pictured in the Peace Mala Garden are Pam Evans, Vanessa Maskell and Laura Daniels.

The original Peace Mala bracelet makes a double rainbow of the faiths. The rainbow is an important symbolic link between heaven and earth in many cultures.

The Peace Mala comprises of fourteen coloured beads with a central white or frosted white bead strung between symbolic knots. The coloured beads represent the spiritual paths and their peace messages for the world. The central white bead represents the wearer. The final single bead is used as a toggle to bring the mala around the wearer´s wrist. This represents unity, harmony and peace.

Each Peace Mala bracelet comes with a small explanatory colour booklet of the religions represented on the mala and their message of peace and tolerance. It is hoped that the wearer will be encouraged to find out more about the faiths represented on the bracelet.

visit the Peace mala website at http://www.everyclick.com/peacemala

 

Peace Mala Endorsements

 

 

Archbishop of York endorsement letter.  October 2009

 

 

Peace Mala came to the attention of Trafford Education Authority through involvement by Woodheys which became an accredited school in 2009. Please click here to see Trafford Council´s educational endorsements of Peace Mala.

Laura Daniels, Headteacher of Woodheys School:
"Being a Peace Mala School has transformed our lives and provided amazing opportunities for our pupils, including participation in October 2010 in the Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith and Culture for Education at Gorton Monastery on the Feast of St Francis on behalf of Greater Manchester Schools."

 

As a result of the school´s involvement with the Peace Mala project, Trafford Education Authority has invited Woodheys to be the RE HUB school for RE/Interfaith training which has included contributions towards the Greater Manchester re-design of the RE Curriculum

 

Laura Daniels, Headteacher of Woodheys School:
"Being a Peace Mala School has transformed our lives and provided amazing opportunities for our pupils, including participation in October 2010 in the Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith and Culture for Education at Gorton Monastery on the Feast of St Francis on behalf of Greater Manchester Schools."

 

Laura Daniels, Headteacher of Woodheys School:
"Being a Peace Mala School has transformed our lives and provided amazing opportunities for our pupils, including participation in October 2010 in the Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith and Culture for Education at Gorton Monastery on the Feast of St Francis on behalf of Greater Manchester Schools."