In preparation for the International Day Of Peace, Whales and Otters gathered to talk in more detail about the concept of peace. Both classes have been working to pack their “peace toolbox” with skills they can use in their own lives when things feel tough for them and they are overwhelmed, angry or frustrated. The two classes shared some amazing ideas for what they could do to find peace, and share that feeling with others.
We also talked about the importance and power of people gathering together to make change. We talked about their role as teachers of peace. They are learning and practicing skills that many adults (and world leaders!) struggle with today.
Following a quiet meditation led by Ms. Julie, Whales and Otters walked silently to the campus Peace Rally. We witnessed lots of people gathering, asking for a world without fighting or animosity or war. We sang songs and held our Peace Posters high. Whales are ambassadors of peace!