Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ahtisaari Day 2011 in our school
Not a long time ago, a received an invitation from Environment Online - ENO, calling schools to celebrate globally the first Ahtisaari Day in ENO, on the 16th of November 2011. The aim is to increase knowledge how to avoid and solve conflicts at schools and in the community as well as on the international level. It is essential to take responsibility and work together to avoid quarrels and to find a solution that all the counterparts agree. We need to work for peace in our daily lives.
We answered "Present!" to their call, and we embarked on a wonderful set of actions. It was November, 16th, a sunny but cold day when we gathered in the Conference room in my school. We watched the video where Mr. Martti Ahtissari expressed his views about the importance of peace. You can watch it here.
Then, we read out the speech we received, we discussed about reconciliation and went on to the funniest activity of the whole day: together we planted the Reconciliation Tree of our school, and we unveiled the memorial under it.