Woking People of Faith in partnership with Surrey Faith Links have been organising a competition for primary schools in Woking since 2013 to mark and celebrate International Day of Peace. This year's theme was: ‘What is causing climate change and what can people of faith do to help solve it?’ Children were invited to either draw a poster or write a poem on the theme. The day is usually celebrated at Woking Town centre with songs, henna, face painting and the winning entries are put on display.
This year it was held on zoom on Tuesday 21st September in partnership with RHS Wisley Gardens. The Mayor of Woking, Councillor Liam Lyons and High Sheriff of Surrey, Dr Julie Llewelyn announced the prize winners. Simon Trick, our Deputy Chair gave an introduction to WPoF and Kawther Hashmi spoke about the International day of Peace. We then had a question poll put together by RHS Wisley, which really engaged the children, followed by a short presentation and talk by Claire Davitt from RHS Wisley on the environment, plants and well-being, and we finished with the announcement of the winners. The winning entries will be on display at RHS Wisley on 16th and 17th October.
You can watch a recording of the event here:
WPoF is supported by WBC.
Date: Tuesday 21st September 2021