Breda Academy’s Ambassadors for Peace. Ms K Sweeney presented Paul Cochrane and Lewis Wilson, their Ambassador for Peace certificates which were awarded to them for their outstanding contribution to the 2018 Global Peace Games. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM
St Bernard’s Primary School
Belfast BT6 0JS
Contact Name Kieran McTaggart
Website – www.stbernardsps.com
Lisnasharragh Primary Schoo
Belfast BT6 9LS
Contact Name Philip Monks (Principal)
Website – www.lisnasharraghps.com
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.
Woodland School is a secondary school in Basildon, Essex, UK. The school currently educates more than 1500 students from Basildon and South East Essex.
Woodlands 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. Presenting the commemorative Peace Poppy Ball to the school is Colin Parry of the Tim Parry Johnathon Ball Peace Foundation.
Woodlands School and Gesamtschule, Heiligenhaus, Germany re-enacted the 1914 Christmas Truces today as part of their commitment to The Peace Fields Project. The event was attended by special guest Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium. Alison said, ‘It is important that young people learn about The Christmas Truces. It is a moment in history that speaks to all cultures, young and old’. Organised by Forget Never – Sacrifice and Legacy, the event was covered by national and regional media.
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 Woodlands 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 Woodland School pupils was presented by Ernie Brennan, CEO, The NCFA.
CLICK THE LINK ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE GPGs 2017 ON THE FOOTBALL & PEACE WEBSITE
Kent & East Sussex pupils to represent England at The Global Peace Games
TWENTY key stage 3 pupils from Kent and East Sussex will represent England at 2017 The Global Peace Games in Belgium from September 17 to 22.
Hosted by the Peace Village in Messines, the event will bring young people across Europe together with the aim of creating peace makers of the future.
The National Children’s Football Alliance (NCFA) selected two schools that participated in The Peace Fields Project and twinned their playing fields, with Flanders Peace Fields. 20 young peace ambassadors from The Abbey School, Faversham, Kent and Chailey School, Lewes, East Sussex, are taking part in the highly prestigious event which commemorates The First World War and celebrates peace, through play. The GPGs takes place over The United Nations, International Day of Peace, 21st September.
Part funded by the European Union, the games will provide a platform for the young ambassadors to help form and lay the foundations for an annual GPGs for schools and clubs to twin their respective playing fields with Flanders Peace Field, site of the World War One Christmas Truces when German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches and momentarily escaped the horror of war by playing football with a ball and jackets for goalposts.
Pupils from England, Belgium and Italy will visit a number of significant battle sites and take part in international games and forums, debating the role of sport at home, in the community and at war.
NCFA director Ernie Brennan said: “This is a once in a lifetime experience for young people to help form a lasting legacy in the 100 years commemoration. Playing football games on the most poignant field in the world will inspire young peace makers of the future and we should never forget the essence of playing football in its simplest form.”
Schools interested in taking part in the Global Peace Games need to complete the Peace Field Project (PFP) which twins their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Fields. The PFP enables young people and communities to learn about their heritage, which the centenary commemorations provide, through engagement in a comprehensive programme of activities, culminating in a commemoration event where the school playing fields will be designated as Peace Fields.
For more information about the Global and Peace Games and The Peace Fields Project and how your school can twin their playing areas with Flanders Peace Field visit www.childrensfootballalliance.com
Notes for Editors
- The NCFA was established in 2008 to enhance children’s development through the medium of football by way of the sharing and dissemination of information and the practical application of the knowledge acquired. childrensfootballalliance.com
- The NCFA’s core aim is to protect childhood through play and to promote and advance children’s unalienable right to engage in football play appropriate to their age and needs. One of its core objectives is to promote and spread best practice through practical application and football for fun workshops. Current NCFA projects include: National Children’s Football Week; International Children’s Football Week; Summer off the Streets and the Family Skills Project in partnership with Family Lives http://familylives.org.uk/
- Interviews with Ernie Brennan (NCFA Director) + 00 44 (0)7813082584. Paul Cooper (NCFA National Projects Director) + 00 44 (0)7875283093.
- Backgroundinformation: http://www.childrensfootballalliance.com/FOOTBALL_PEACE_working_group.html
For more information please contact Ernie Brennan (07813 082584) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Children’s Football Alliance
Suite 21, 70 Churchill Square,
Kent, ME19 4YU
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
In case of any emergency contact the numbers listed below.
Peace Village: Matti Vandemaele + 00 32 (0) 57 22 60 40
NCFA Manager: John Casey + 00 44 (0)7792068634
All members of staff will have a register of pupils emergency contact details. If there is an emergency at home parents, guardians and carers, must contact the NCFA in the first instance.
Travel 17th September, 2017.
29 seat Midi Coach + P&O Crossing
Destinations: East Sussex / Kent to Messines, Peace Village, Belgium, Nieuwkerkestraat 9, B-8957 leper, Belgium.
03:00 am Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4PU
04:45 am Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, ME13 8RZ
Peace Village, Belgium, Nieuwkerkestraat 9, B-8957 leper, Belgium
Travel 22nd September, 2017.
Destinations: Messines, Peace Village, Belgium, Nieuwkerkestraat 9, B-8957 leper, Belgium, to Kent / East Sussex
11.30 am Messines, Peace Village, Belgium, Nieuwkerkestraat 9, B-8957 leper, Belgium
17:00 pm Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, ME13 8RZ
Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4PU
The March of the Phoenix
NOTE: Please bring a torch. Do not worry if you can not bring a torch. We do have some but just not enough to go round. If you can bring a torch – GREAT.