Beauchamps High School
Global peace games 2019
I really enjoyed the global peace games as it gave me the chance to learn about my identity and other people’s cultures. It allowed me to make new friends, create peace in new and different ways and discover different traditions and cultural aspects from other countries. My favourite activity was the graffiti art as I got to work with another young person from somewhere else around the world and the activity gave me the opportunity to be creative and have lots of fun. I loved all the different sports and variations of games that we played which encouraged us to work in teams with people from other countries which built friendships between us. The global peace games made me feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to go and visit all the incredible memorials and have the incredible experience I was able to get, the games have helped me grow as a person and learn new ways that peace can be created in sports and games.
The global peace games was a great chance to make new friends and learn about peace and how to create it. My favourite activity we did during the week was the clap game as it encouraged us to communicate and helped develop friendships through a friendly game and it was fun to play. I really enjoyed playing different sports as it meant that I got to work with people that I have made friends with at the peace village and the sports allowed a competitive aspect to the peace games. The global peace games made me feel honoured to be there and be given the opportunity to go and make friends which I am able to keep in contact with and I have learned new ways to create peace and my identity has changed as I was able to learn more about myself during the global peace games.
I loved the trip and have made many new friends.
A very successful Ride Challenge held at Basildon Sporting `Village yesterday.
Thanks to Management and staff at Everyone Active for helping with the preparation an organisation of the day.
136 Km on a bike and 50km on a rowing machine by 20 students from both Woodlands School and Beauchamps School to raise awareness for the ride. The press release carried the Just Giving and CROWDFUNDER information in case any of the public would like to add to the venture.
Stephen Metcalfe MP attended to chat to teachers and the students. He even maned one stage of the challenge on the bike.
After the challenge was over – having taken four hours of hard physical work (and positively competitive) to travel the distance from Kent University to The Menin Gate, Beauchamps won the challenge just by 3 minutes. It was close all through the afternoon. Our thanks to all those competing.
Beauchamps School receive their Peace Field Project Plaque and sign, their Declaration to Peace, which officially twins their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, Messines, Belgium, site of the First World War 1914 Christmas Truces.
The Peace Field Project starts here.
Organised by Forget Never – Sacrifice and Legacy, Project Manager, Bob Sheridan, The Peace Field Project (PFP) kicked off a series of events that will see Beauchamps High School twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, site of the 1914 First World War Christmas Truces. A PFP introduction to the Beauchamps High School pupils was presented by Ernie Brennan, CEO, The NCFA.