Christchurch Primary School Swansea – January 30, 2014
On Thursday 30th January 2014 Christchurch Primary School Swansea celebrated their achievement of Peace Mala Accreditation. They are the first Church in Wales primary school to gain this prestigious educational award which explores sustainable development and global citizenship.
Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, The Right Revd. John D. E. Davies, presented the accreditation certificate. Keith Broadbent MBE, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan presented the Peace Mala flag. The Lord Mayor of Swansea, Cllr June Stanton, also attended the ceremony.
Guests included Norma Glass MBE representing the Orthodox Jewish Community and Sheikh Hassan Al-Makethi representing the Muslim Community and Swansea University Mosque.
Peace Mala Founder, Pam Evans, commented,
“I am very proud of the wonderful work that has been achieved by the pupils and staff of Christchurch Primary. The school has a significant cultural and ethnic mix with some pupils originating from China, Bangladesh, Libya, Croatia, Poland, Nigeria and Brazil. This has made the global citizenship activities within Peace Mala especially significant.”
Helen-Marie Davies, Headteacher of Christchurch, commented,
“We are delighted to have achieved Peace Mala Accreditation. As a school we work to become a beacon of hope and light at the heart of the local community. The vision of Peace Mala is entirely consistent with our Christian ideals where all individuals are valued and encouraged to respect and support one another in friendship. Working for this important educational award has enhanced many of the initiatives we have in place in our school curriculum. It has been an excellent focus for our work on bullying, prejudice, environmental sustainability and international links.”
Pupils of Christchurch also reacted to the award:
Cian Lang said “I felt really proud of my school, it was a big award for us.”
Mia Hernandez said “We have worked so hard for this award, it shows how much we do in our school.”
Mollie Barnett said “We felt really special yesterday, it was so exciting to have all our special visitors. I love this school.”
Khadijah Ali finally noted “Peace Mala makes the world a better place.”
Christchurch Church in Wales Primary School
Swansea SA1 3UA
Headteacher: Mrs. Helen-Marie Davies
Telephone: +44 (0)1792 510900