Video: Is Peace Possible?

Video: Is Peace Possible?

As we approach Remembrance Sunday I thought this video might be a useful way into a discussion with groups whether peace is possible. Sourced from Soomo Publishing. Discussion Is peace possible? What does peace mean? Is it just the absence of fighting? What do you think are the biggest causes of conflict? …at a local level? Globally? Does being “peaceful” mean being “passive”? Can you fight for peace or is that a contradiction? Can a country where people are oppressed and their human rights are abused be described as “peaceful”?...
Remembrance Animation for Kids

Remembrance Animation for Kids

A beautifully hand-drawn BBC animation introducing the theme of remembrance to younger children. War is a tricky issue to cover for younger age groups and the video emotes the feelings of war rather than visually depicting it....
Remembrance Day Assembly Script

Remembrance Day Assembly Script

Remembrance Day Assembly Script Every year at the beginning of November, people begin to wear poppies. We all know that it’s something to do with remembering people who have died in wars, but sometimes it can feel that it doesn’t have much to do with us personally. But if you are one of the many people who have been affected by recent wars such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan you probably wish that other people knew more about the sacrifices that soldiers have made, and continue to make. The story of the poppy begins during the First World War, or, as it was more commonly known back then, The Great War. The Great War broke out a hundred years ago in July 1914. It seems hard to believe now, but there were celebrations in the streets and long queues of young men at army recruiting offices, eager to join up. They dreamed of heroism on the battlefields, winning medals to the glory of Great Britain and wanted to put the “upstart Germans” back in their place. It would all be over by Christmas, or so they thought. But this was war on a scale that had never been seen before. This was the first war to use aeroplanes, tanks and submarines; and machine guns, mortars and poison gas meant that thousands of people could be killed in minutes. In the face of such overwhelming destructive power, defense became increasingly important, so miles and miles of slimy trenches were dug across northern France and Belgium. Patriotic enthusiasm soon evaporated to be replaced by grim disillusionment. These poems help to...