It’s Official… we are now a Peace Mala School

Day Two of WE Week – We Love (Everybody)

Our Peace Mala Accreditation Ceremony

21st May 2019, will always have a special place in all of our hearts as it is the day that our school received our Peace Mala Accreditation Certificate and Flag from the Founder of Peace Mala, Pam Evans.

We had many special guests from both different faiths and Peace Projects joining in with our celebrations. It really did show how wonderful it is to live in a city as culturally rich as Manchester!

Our Special Guests

Pam Evans – Founder of Peace Mala

Laura Roberts – Peace Mala Ambassador

The Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester

Councillor Rabnawaz Akbar

Colin and Wendy Parry – Peace Foundation

Anest Gray Frazer, Tracey Richardson Jones – Church in Wales   Diocese

Hardev Singh – Monton Street Sikh Temple

Greater Manchester Police – Insp. Stephen Warriner and Special Constable John

Venerable Miao Heng and Venerable Miaodi – Fo Guang Shan Temple, Manchester

 

So what happened on the day? Follow the order of the event here:

Opening of Ceremony

Sikh Drumming by Hardev Singh

Welcome
Shoab Uddin, Head Teacher

Order of the Bracelet
Peace Mala Ambassadors and Shelley Lynton

Performance

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ – Year 5, Steel Pans

Speech

The Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester

Whole School Performance
Song – My God Is A Great Big God

Small Steps To Peace
Speech given by Colin and Wendy Parry about the importance of their peace work with the school

Performance
‘Upidee’ – Year 5, Steel Pans Performance

Messages Of Peace
Anest Gray Frazer and Tracey Richardson Jones
Rabnawaz Akbar
Hardev Singh

Ven. Miao heng and Ven. Miaodi

Inspector Warriner  GMP

Emma Martin Stanley Grove Primary

Whole School Performance
Song – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
Presentation Of Certificate And Flag
Speech from Pam Evans Peace Mala Founder and presentation of Peace Mala Certificate

Performance
‘La Bergamasca’ – Year 5, Steel Pans

Close Of Event
Prayer – Emaan (Year 6)

Nursery children ready for the event in their ‘red’ t-shirts representing the red bead.

The children gathered in the playground to make their human Peace Mala. We are sure you will agree it looked spectacular!

 

Time for cake! A HUGE thank you to Mrs Choudhury who made the Peace Mala Cake for our special guests and Peace Mala Children. I am sure you will agree it looks amazing!

Many thanks to all of our distinguished guests today. Their attendance at Our Peace Mala Accreditation is important as we begin our journey as a Peace Mala School.

An even bigger thank you to all staff and children involved, because of you our day was EXTRA special!

3 Comments

  • Anest Frazer Posted 23rd May 2019 12:39 pm

    It was a fantastic and uplifting experience and thank you for inviting Tracy and I from Bangor Diocese , North Wales to share in the celebration of this fantastic achievement with you.

    • Ms Lynton Posted 23rd May 2019 4:30 pm

      Thank you Anest! It was absolutely fabulous that you and Tracy could join us for this special occasion and we cannot thank you enough for making the journey to Manchester. We are super excited to be working with you in the future on Peace Mala Projects too. Together we can make a difference!

  • Maurice Smith Posted 31st May 2019 5:54 pm

    Dear Anest and Tracy
    I am the Diocesan Director of Education for the CE Diocese of Manchester. Unfortunately I was unable to be present on this wonderful day of celebration as I had a Board Committee. However, I have met the Peace Mala ambassadors from St Agnes on a number of occasions; we flagshipped them at our Annual Schools Conference; and I attended the multi-faith celebration service at LLandaff Cathedral in 2017.
    I’m sorry to have missed you and look forward to hearing more of the St Agnes/Wales connection in the future – I will be meeting your national representatives as a member of the National Society Council on Wednesday 05 June 2019.

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