Gentoo – Summary of Events to publicise PEACE ONE DAY
Football Peace CUP
See poster for details of tournament to be held 19 September.
Event to take place with Dubmire school. An artist has been engaged to work with the children in order to create a ceramic plaque about peace. Each class will make a section and the whole will be put together and unveiled 19 September. There will then be a fun day for the children who have supported POD each year. We can no longer have the planned balloon release (due to environmental/ecological reasons). However, 4 doves will be released by The Head Teacher, a pupil, Police officer and a Gentoo rep. The event will commence at 11.00a.m.
Tom Urwin House, Silksworth, Sunderland
A tea party for residents provided by Youth Almighty, and re-siting of the Peace mosaic made last year, into the garden to create space for peace. This takes place on Sunday 21 September.
Pallion Community Garden
The “secret” garden at Pallion is to have an area for peace. There will be a tea party to launch this and pupils from Highfield school will sing songs at the event. Residents will be asked to write their pledge for peace and these will be placed in a time capsule to be buried in the garden. The exact date for this is still to be determined.
Gentoo is organising an event in conjunction with Town End Farm Residents Association. This will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 18 September. There will be a tea party, a Peace quiz and a children’s choir. We are also planning to show a video of POD featuring Jeremy Gillie in order to increase awareness.
6. A Peace garden at Moorsley/Peat Carr to be launched on Friday 19 September. There is to be a war memorial and some seating provided. Free materials have been donated.
Cherry Tree Gardens extra care scheme. A social event has been organised by Gentoo to take place on Friday 19 September, p.m. There will be peaceful peaceful music and a quiz.
Gentoo has arranged for Albany School, Washington, to run a painting competition around Peace. The winning designs will go on display in Perspex cases in the local play park to replace some previous pictures that need replacing. We will also run a session around peace to show Year 5 children have the same qualities as famous peace leaders. Exact dates to be confirmed.
Gentoo is running a photo competition open to both staff and customers. Photographs must depict “peace”.
10. Staff events
Gentoo staff will also take part in a Peace quiz at lunch time on 21 September. There will be some meditation and holistic therapy sessions available for staff during the week leading up to 21 September.
Over the weekend of the 7th and 8th June 2014 in the well-being area of the Newcastle Green Festival Space For Peace and World Peace Tyneside asked the people of Newcastle what they would do for United Nations Peace Day on 21st September and this is what they pledged;
Please let us know your favourite and what you will do for peace in your community
I pledge to make peace by…
Promoting the Peace Day on Facebook.
Developing my understanding of others.
Taking time to be grateful for all I have.
Being less angry.
Meditation and yoga.
Being helpful and kind to people.
Cultivating unity in diversity and creating harmony and trust through sharing.
Doing something for the needy.
Speaking none violently.
Making peace with my brother.
Being kind to others.
Being more positive.
Celebrating living and connecting to others.
No more poverty.
Being calm if someone provokes me.
Caring for others and helping in whatever way possible.
Meditating twice a day and raising a boy who is loving and peaceful.
Giving more respect and love to people on the planet.
Leading more peace dances.
Sending out good vibes to the universe.
Meditating for peace.
To make everyone happy.
Giving money to poor people in Africa.
Honouring and respecting myself and others.
Being kind to others and spreading love wherever I go ..
Loving each other, not judging xxxxxx
Praying in the early morning.
Writing songs about peace.
Being considerate and more accepting x.
Loving myself. Loving my others.
Being kind to everyone.
Being friendly to unfriendly customers.
Being peaceful in my being.
Being calm when I feel frustrated.
Helping those around me.
Tolerance and compassion to all.
Giving and receiving love and being open hearted.
Walking and dancing.
Saying yes more.
Try and make friends with people.
Meditating and enjoying life to the full.
Making more people happy.
Being nice to others and passing on help I receive.
Being mindful for myself and of others.
Encouraging active approaches to listening to others across the health professions.
Making someone feel special.
Being more mindful of other people’s opinions and actions.
Not living in fear.
Doing random acts of kindness.
Sending Reiki to Mother Earth and all who live on her xxx
Treating everyone the same.
Thinking more positively.
Making someone smile.
Forgiving even when it seems impossible.
Being more open minded and smiling more.
Making a new friend.
Being open to everyone and sharing a smile every day.
Smile to everyone!
Being a good listener.
Talking about things honestly when there is a problem to resolve it.
Laughing and loving more.
Don’t shoot anymore people.
Listen to others and be patient.
Practising acceptance of all.
Planting, sowing, harvesting.
Making joyful music and dancing from my heart.
Give peace a chance in the world’s harmony.
Spreading the word of being open minded.
Be kind to everyone and include myself.
Taking up meditation.
Spreading my peace to all.
Bringing unity and oneness to all humankind.
Love to all.
Being more open minded and considering more than one view point.
Communicating peacefully with people in my life.
Be kind and make people happy.
Removing suspicion among one another.
Talking about peace to whomever I meet today.
To choose love and not fear. To spread positive love, I will smile at everyone I see on this day.
Making as many people as possible aware of peace.
Spending more time listening to people.
Smiling and caring.
Pregnant couples using hypnobirthing.
Sharing my happiness and success to brighten others’.
Reducing inequalities, making the richer help the poorer.
Do not chatter.
Starting at home.
Example. Respect, love, connect, gratitude.
Finding my peace within – sharing with out.
This is what it’s all about. Here in Newcastle the New(castle) Enlightenment, the New(world) Enlightenment, one New(species) Enlightenment.
Sharing, learning and sharing again.
Spreading heart intelligence to help people make peace with themselves.