International Day of Peace 2013

Woking People of Faith marked International Day of Peace with local schools, music and art. Pupils from Local schools were invited to enter a poetry and art competition considering how we could establish peace in our homes, schools and wider community. One teacher reported that pupils took the projects home to work with their families, and returned with a range of poems, posters and drawings.   The grand prize-giving took place in Mercia Walk, Woking Town Centre between 11 and 12 on Saturday 21st September, which is International  Day of Peace.  Prizes for all age-groups were presented by Woking's Mayor, Cllr Anne Roberts, at a delightful ceremony containing music, words and silence.  Jamaican Singer, Brina, set the mood with a range of songs on the theme of peace, including the anthem 'Let there be peace on earth'.  Woking People of Faith committee members read a statements about peace from a variety of different faith perspectives, and both Mayor Roberts and WPOF chairperson, Somia Shafiq, offered words of encouragement and congratulations to the young people and their families.   At midday, the gathering stood in silence for one minute, along with people across the country, to mark International Day of Peace.

Woking People of Faith is grateful to Surrey County Council Community Partnership's Team for a grant which helped to make this celebration possible. 

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