Peace Signs
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April 2010
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Students at PSI Member Richland Academy in Richmond Hill, ON celebrating their Blue Ribbon campaign to raise funds for Haiti.

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Saint Mary's University Students teach peace in Northern Ireland

In February, 16 students from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, a PSI member, travelled to Northern Ireland to engage students and teachers in addressing issues surrounding peace
SMU conflict resolution studentsand the importance of conflict resolution. This marks the fifth year that students from Saint Mary's visited Catholic, Protestant and Integrated schools throughout Belfast to offer conflict resolution workshops. The trips are organized by Saint Mary's University in collaboration with Peaceful Schools International, the Charitable Irish Society of Halifax, and Barnardo's Children's Charity.

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Happy Earth Day!
Ideas and Resources to help you celebrate

Did you know that April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day? Caring for our planet and our environment is part of creating a happier and more peaceful world.

Take a look at the many resources available to celeEarth Daybrate Earth Day in your school. Here are a few websites that you might find helpful:
Teacher Vision

Planet Pals

Saskatoon Public Schools Online Learning Centre

Educating for a more peaceful world - Presentation, April 27, Halifax

PSI's Regional Coordinator in Pakistan, Nadeem Ghazi
Nadeem Ghazi
If you are in the Halifax area, please join PSI for a panel discussion about peace education around the world. Three PSI volunteers will speak about peace education efforts in Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland, and Pakistan. The panel features PSI's Regional Coordinator visiting from Pakistan, Nadeem Ghazi. Come out to learn more about PSI's work in building a more peaceful world, one school at a time, and find out how you can get involved!

When: 7 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Where: Room 260, Sobey Building, Saint Mary's University, Halifax
This event is free and open to the public. Read more . . .
The Art of Peace Summer Camp

Art of Peace Summer Camp
This summer, PSI is excited to again be hosting the Art of Peace Summer Camp for 8 - 13 year-olds at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, NS. There will be two sessions of the camp this year, Week 1, July 26-30 and Week 2, August 16-20.

This camp offers children an opportunity to creatively explore the meaning of peace - within ourselves, in our communities and in the world. The camp will be facilitated by experienced staff, and local artists and peace activists will visit and make presentations throughout each week.

Get more information or register.
PSI is on YouTube!

PSI's YouTube channelDid you know that PSI has a YouTube channel? On our channel you can find videos from our Whole Village project, from Sierra Leone, and from our work in Northern Ireland.

Check it out:

Creating Caring Schools
PSI Product Spotlight: Creating Caring Schools

Creating Caring Schools: Peace-promoting activities for all seasons by Hetty van Gurp

This is a book for elementary and secondary teachers and administrators and includes over 30 practical school-wide initiatives with many variations; CD and sheet music for the original song "The Right Thing to Do" and a full index cross-listing themes and types of project.

Price: $20.00    Sale Price: $17.00 SAVE $3!!

To order this product or to see all the PSI products available, visit our store.
Peaceful Schools International (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

PSI was founded in 2001 and is a respected and innovative source of support for over 300 schools in 15 countries.

PSI acts as a catalyst and clearinghouse for innovative ideas aimed at creating a school-wide culture of peace.

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