Central Primary School Port Talbot achieve Peace Mala Silver Accreditation Award

Central Primary School in Port Talbot South Wales has achieved the Peace Mala Silver Accreditation Award. The founder and Board of Trustees for Peace Mala have been especially impressed with the high standard of work achieved by Central Primary School, despite the difficulties and restrictions imposed by the present Covid pandemic.   

Headteacher Samantha Hopkins, Peace Mala co-ordinator and teacher Ms Helen Maddox with pupils Avirup Panja and Summer Davies in the school’s Peace Mala foyer
Pupils proudly displaying the Peace Mala Silver Award Certificate and Peace Mala flag

Cllr John Warman, Mayor of Neath Port Talbot, wrote a letter of congratulations to the school as soon as he heard the good news. 

Headteacher Samantha Hopkins commented,

“We are incredibly proud of the work our children have undertaken to embed the Peace Mala ethos within each aspect of our school culture.   Our whole school community have taken part to support us on our Peace Mala journey.   Gaining the Silver Award is a privilege and we look forward to aiming for Gold!”

Pupils’ comments 

Alysha: It is a great achievement as we only started Peace Mala a few years ago and now we have Silver.  We enjoy learning more about different religions as we have been to all Peace Mala celebration and occasions as Rainbow Rangers.”

Sophie:  “Peace Mala is really good as it brings everyone together.”

Pam Evans MBE, founder of Peace Mala commented,

“I am enormously proud of all the wonderful Peace Mala work that Central Primary School continues to engage in.  Our project focuses on guiding our young people to help create a more compassionate and just world. Central Primary pupils are certainly doing that and are sending out a wonderful example to other young people. 

Love is the most powerful force in the entire cosmos. It transforms lives and heals the world with wisdom and compassion.   This is the focus of the Peace Mala project which gives us all hope for the future. “

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