Preston Park Peace pledges 2014

On Friday 8th August 2014 Space For Peace attended Tristar Housing’s annual family Funday and asked what people would do in their world for peace, here are the pledges from the lovely people of Teeside;

Be Nice to People

Everyone being happy

Not arguing with my younger sister

Not fight with my sister

Listening more and talking less

Be good by helping mam and dad in the home

Helping more around the house

By being nice to my family, friends and neighbours

Don’t argue all day

Be kind to my Nanna Mary

Spend more time playing with my son

Appreciating what I’ve got

Making people happy

In my bed when I’m asleep

Not argue with my family

Smile ALL day

Be nice to my brother Mason

Helping all those who need my assistance and using my positive attitude all day

Not being judgemental of autism

I will be nice to my sister

Being nicer to my friends and family


Make my family happy

Be calm

Being grateful and content


School pupils help to create Space For Peace with Tristar Homes



Tristar Homes is supporting a day which encourages peace and unity by raising awareness of the issues of domestic abuse, bullying and anti-social behaviour.

As part of international Peace Day on 21 September, the housing provider which owns and manages over 10,000 homes across Stockton, has been working with local pupils from St Bede’s Primary School in Newtown and Preston Primary School in Eaglescliffe.

Pupils aged 10 were given a leading role by helping Tristar patch manager, Chris Peters, to deliver puppet shows at the schools with the aim of teaching other young people about various social issues and behaviours which can affect a neighborhood’s peace and wellbeing.

Tristar Homes is a key partner and founding sponsor in Space for Peace, a north east organisation which works to reduce domestic abuse, bullying and anti-social behaviour across the region, as well as raising awareness of International Peace Day used to promote ceasefire and non-violence.

Paul Noddings, Tristar Homes neighbourhood operations manager and a board trustee for Space For Peace said: “At Tristar we are committed to supporting the neighbourhoods in which we work by making these safer and more pleasant places to live. By working together we aim to raise awareness of peace in our local communities and facilitate interventions that enable individuals to understand the impact of peace on the health, wealth and happiness of our customers.”


At Tristar’s annual open day in August, customers were also invited to make peace pledges by asking what peace meant to them. Over 120 pledges were completed and placed on olive trees which have since been donated to Tristar’s 2013 corporate charities – Butterwick and Hartlepool & District Hospices.

Paula McCormack of Space for Peace added: “Our aim is to raise awareness of peace in our local communities and enable individuals in our communities understand the meaning of peace and the impact it can have.

“We are passionate about bringing this awareness to the widest context possible working within many areas from schools, local authorities to health and charity and voluntary sectors

Peace Pledges – Tristar Homes community event

On Wednesday 7th August 2013, Space for Peace asked attendees at Tristar Homes Community event at Preston Park in Stockton to share their pledges for peace for International Peace Day.

People of all ages declared their public commitment to peace by leaving their pledge on an the branches of an olive tree.  Over 120 people made their personal commitment to peace.

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This is what they promised to their family, friends, community and the word;

On the 21st September I pledge to make peace by…

  1. Not arguing with my mam and dad
  2. Smiling at my grandchildren. Xxx
  3. To try and stop cars speeding down my street
  4. Be good for my mam and dad
  5. I would like to keep peace family
  6. Do not argue or fight
  7. Working with more environmental groups
  8. By having time for everybody and also alone time
  9. To be good for mammy and daddy
  10. My dad all day and probably for a week

Tristar Open Day (21)

  1. Be kind all the time
  2. I love granddad from Cobe-Leigh
  3. Not to look for an argument!
  4. Today I pledge Levi to not turn my switch on and off
  5. Be good
  6. I would be a nice and kind person
  7. Smiling more
  8. Making better choices & moving forward not looking back at the past
  9. I granda from Amber
  10. Not fight with my little brother


  1. Going forwards and not backwards
  2. Be kind every day
  3. Promise o be good for mommy
  4. Having a few minutes of silence
  5. Smiling at everybody I meet every day every way
  6. Making everyone be happy
  7. Raising awareness for people who deal with self-harm.
  8. Smiling, sharing the love and surplus food with those who need it more than I!
  9. Give mam a break
  10. Being kinder to people
  11. Smile more
  12. Giving tings to people who have nothing
  13. When I fall over my friend helps me get up.
  14. Give someone a present
  15. Make year 3 settle
  16. Not fighting with my dad & to swim in the sea at sunset
  17. Be nice to my brother and sister
  18. Not to fight with other people!!
  19. I wont argue
  20. To be good Cameron
  21. Listening to others
  22. Piggy, birdie, smile
  23. Give someone a present
  24. I will give money to poor people
  25. Smile more
  26. Making time for people that matter to me
  27. Giving blood to people in need of it and support charities.
  28. Smiling at other people and being friendly
  29. Don’t fight with my sister
  30. Be a god girl from Esme


  1. Helping people in need
  2. I love you nana from Cameron
  3. Give someone else a better life!
  4. Katie
  5. Being nice to Josh.
  6. Being happy & sharing happiness with kids
  7. Helping others as much as I can
  8. Help my mum to get better and find a cure.
  9. Not to fight or arguments with my brother.
  10. Observing a day remembrance
  11. Having no more worries.
  12. Praying to people who die and when they die old and die in war.
  13. Make people happy
  14. Being connected with loved and lost ones! Miss you dad x
  15. Moving forward
  16. I will be nice to my friends
  17. Smile
  18. Smiling!!!
  19. Help my mammy
  20. Smile more
  21. Be more caring towards others around you
  22. I miss you nana Iris
  23. To not be naughty for my mam and not argue with my sister.
  24. Making kids happy and enjoying family time
  25. To be good more
  26. Not to be naughty for my mam!
  27. Stop fighting with my sister
  28. Sharing
  29. Smile more, Josh
  30. To help mum
  31. Caitlin wont be bad
  32. Just by relaxing and going out with family
  33. My mam because I don’t do what she says.
  34. Not to moan about silly little things!
  35. Spent time alone
  36. Love and respect
  37. Not shouting all day
  38. Bring happiness where ever I may be
  39. I like your smile today
  40. I am smiling
  41. Smiling at everyone I see
  42. Being nice to Ben.
  43. Being more tolerant
  44. Getting some quiet time
  45. Kind
  46. Make peace with myself
  47. Smile
  48. Hugging my family x
  49. Continuing to support victims of violence
  50. Make people happy
  51. Be good and do the pots
  52. Not arguing with family members
  53. Getting people of all nations together
  54. Try hard in my SATs
  55. Make a wish to be loved
  56. By not shouting
  57. Behave, smile and hug my family!
  58. Not being nasty to my big brother
  59. Smile at more strangers
  60. Not arguing and not shouting
  61. Being good
  62. Helping an elderly person.
  63. Giving love to everyone and spreading happiness
  64. Being a good girl
  65. Make the world happy.
  66. Making someone happy.
  67. I won’t play violent games, I won’t do bad things only good.
  68. Being nice to Ben.
  69. Keeping an open heart for my son.
  70. Not arguing
  71. Stop reading less TV