St Agnes CE Primary School in Manchester has achieved the Peace Mala Silver Award Accreditation
Pupils at the school were informed via a video message from the founder Pam Evans MBE, which had been placed on the schools Twitter page announcing the wonderful news. In the video, the founder informed the pupils how proud she and the Board of Trustees are with the fantastic work achieved by the pupils and especially during the difficulties and restrictions imposed by the Covid Pandemic.
Mr Uddin, Sharing Pam Evans MBE, video message with the children of St Agnes in our virtual Easter Assembly
Junior Peace Mala Ambassadors met in the office of the Head Teacher, Shoab Uddin, to receive the framed certificate and gifts of Peace Mala bracelets and badges sent by the founder with their Peace Mala Lead, Shelley Lynton (Deputy Head).
The Junior Peace Mala Ambassadors (2021)
On receiving the award, Aishat one of the Peace Mala Ambassadors commented: “This is the best day of my life. It is so good to know that we are already making a difference and we are only children!” Mr Uddin, Headteacher, responded to her comment with, “This is so true and you deserve this moment as you have all worked so hard, under extremely difficult circumstances. The pandemic did not make things easy for you but you did not give up and continued to share this important message. You should all be very proud of this achievement. Well done!”
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, with St Agnes pupils
The school had been visited before lockdown by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. Pupils had presented him with a Peace Mala bracelet and asked if he could help them spread the message further. He was extremely passionate about the message of the Peace Mala and said that they were way ahead of other schools, when thinking of what it means to be a peaceful school.
“Well done to everyone at St Agnes! You are sending out a fantastic message of friendship and peace to the world and it is what is so needed, especially at this present time with all the difficulties and challenges being presented by the Covid pandemic. Peace Mala focuses on guiding our young people to help create a more compassionate and just world. We look forward to more schools in Greater Manchester following your wonderful example and joining our growing family of accredited schools. “
Pam Evans MBE, Founder of Peace Mala