Global Peace Games
Chailey School represents England at the first Global Peace Games
We are delighted that Chailey School has been selected as one of only two schools in England to represent the country at the Global Peace Games in Belgium this week, September 17th to 22nd. Ten Year 10 and 11 students have traveled with staff from the school to join with young people from other European countries in Belgium.
The event is hosted by the Peace Village in Messines, bringing together young people across Europe with the aim of creating peace makes of the future.
The National Children’s Football Alliance (NCFA) selected Chailey School because of our participation in The peace Fields Project, where we twinned our playing fields with Flanders Peace Fields. The school is incredibly proud to have been chosen to participate in this prestigious event which commemorates the First World War and celebrates peace through sport and play. The Global Peace Games takes place over The United Nations International Day of Peace, 21st September. The games will provide a platform for the young ambassadors to help form and lay the foundations for an annual Global Peace Games 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 goal posts.
The students 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.
In this picture the group are visiting the Christmas Truce memorial