Global Peace Games
Mr Dudgeon writes:
Global Peace Games and Chailey School
Chailey School is delighted to be one of only two schools chosen to represent England at the Global Peace Games to be held at the internationally renowned Peace Village at Messines in Belgium in September.
At the Peace Village, ten of the school’s students and two members of staff will join schools from Italy and Belgium, along with other young people from Germany, in a week-long event to mark the centenary of the First World War and explore the role of sport, culture and art in an exchange of learning and conflict resolution.
As is often the case, our young people will mix, talk and share sport with those from other cultures and backgrounds better than perhaps adults do.
The event is funded by the European Union, and the Peace Village itself, is situated close to what is believed to be the site of the Christmas Truce in 1914; this was a moment of great humanity during four years of bloodshed and war, and one when football was believed to have been played between British and German soldiers. As such, the National Children’s Football Alliance have been a driving force behind organising these games.
Chailey School, having been involved in the same organisation’s Peace Fields Project as part of its own long-running ‘Chailey and The Great War’ project, is honoured to be involved.