Tag Archives: Stride for Truce

Malta, Marsaskala Primary Stride for Truce

25 Jun malta

From the Marsaskala Primary School in Malta we have received their YouTube video of the organised event. Well done to everyone involved.

Please check it out here.

 

 

 

Bahrain St Christopher’s School Stride for Truce

22 Jun Bahrain Stride for Truce 2016

Bahrain Stride for Truce 2016As part of the House Sports Week, our Senior School students supported the Stride for Truce 2016 initiative on Thursday 16 June. The aim of this event was to mobilise young people all over the world for the promotion of the Olympic ideals of building a better and more peaceful world.

The Youth Olympics Oath was read over the Tannoy by Dana Tartir and students were encouraged to show good sportsmanship while competing. The Peace Day Committee, composed of Sixth Form students, organised races for Years 7, 8 and 9 including 100m sprint, 100m race walking and 100m rope skipping. 

 The Youth Olympics Oath:  In the name of all the coaches and other members of the athletes’ entourage, I promise that we shall commit ourselves to ensuring that the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play is fully adhered to and upheld in accordance with the fundamental principles of Olympism.

By Rola Al Hammoud Mathematics Teacher / Head of Year 13

As it is extremely hot in Bahrain at this time of year the event was held indoors. Races were also adapted so they were doable for the students (some were also fasting for Ramadan). A very well done to all those who participated.

Following is the link to the article on the school website

http://news.st-chris.net/2016/06/stride-for-truce/#.V2phu2Caekw

Bahrain Flag Meaning:
The triangles on the white serrated stripe represent the five pillars of Islam. The colour red is supposed to represent the Kharijite sect of Islam. Bahrain’s older flags used to be entirely red, but a white stripe was added in the 19th Century to indicate truces Bahrain had made with neighboring countries. The serrated triangles were added to the white strips to distinguish the Bahranian flag from the flags of its neighboring countries.

BENIN, The English International School Stride for Truce

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This year The English International School Benin linked their ‘Sports Day’ with the Stride for Truce/Peace Project, the aim of which is to mobilise youths globally for the Olympic ideals of building a more peaceful world.
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Benin Stride for Truce 2016

Under clement skies in the heart of Cotonou’s rainy season, our children competed in fun races and games, sporting their ‘Stride for Peace’ t-shirts in the colours of their houses: Einstein, Newton and Mandela. We marked the start of the event by striding and then jogging around the school field 3 times. Even our youngest ones were able to keep pace for the sake of peace! A grand time was had by all.

By Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky
Head teacher

http://www.eis-benin.org/news/e-i-s-sports-day.html

Benin Flag Meaning:
The colours of the Benin flag are explained in the Benin’s national anthem as such – the green represents hope and revival; the red symbolizes the courage of ancestors; and the yellow represents the country’s wealth. The colours are traditional Pan-African colours.

 

Malta, Xewkija Primary School Stride for Truce

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Stride for Truce 2016

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Opening Ceremony

 

 

 

Wonderful pictures from the Xewkija Primary School in Malta who took part in Stride for Truce 2016.

The opening ceremony in Malta consisted of the Olympic song being sung, the doves of peace, a parade which included the carrying of the Olympic flame and rings.

 Pupils then took part in both the Stadion and Diaulos races.

The closing ceremony included the presentation of certificates to winners and to all those who participated. This was followed by the national anthems of Greece (birthplace of the Olympic Games),Brazil (2016 host) and Japan (2020 host).

Well done to all the pupils, staff and Head Frankline Zammit Galea for coordinating a wonderful and fun event.

Albania Shkolla NEHEMIA Stride for Truce

17 Jun All participants receive an olive branch.

STRIDE FOR TRUCE, JUNE 2016

The pupils of Nehemia School, Pogradec, Albania, joyfully joined the peace-loving army of school children all over the world, demonstrating their love for peace through competing fairly in running. Shkolla Nehemia, is a non- public school part of NEHEMIAH GATEWAY ALBANIA non-profit organisation.

Shkolla Nehemia, Albania Stride for Truce 2016

The crowning of those victorious with wild olive leaves in the form of a wreath.

 

 

“I really thank Zinete Osmani, Klevis Cane, Ermonela Rena for their devotion and responsibility; Rovena Tasellari, Blerina Malasi, Jeta Cano, F. Hasanllari for their support, and Gazi Berberi for the peace-symbol-branches.”

Luiza Besholli, Head of Youth Education.

Thank you to Luiza and everyone from Shkolla Nehemia for bringing this together for Albania.

Albania Flag Meaning:
The eagle is taken from an Albanian folk tale. The eagle faithfully watches over and guides the king or the “son of the eagle.”

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MALTA, Xewkija Primary School

31 May Stride for truce school poster

Join in the fun with schools across the world and Stride for Truce

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Schools’ International Peace Quilt: Striding for TRUCE

Schools’ International Peace Quilt invite schools worldwide to join together in an Olympic themed project called ‘Stride for Truce’. The aim of Stride for TRUCE is to mobilise children all over the world for the promotion of the Olympic ideals of building a better and more peaceful world. The date chosen for this event is June 16th or a date as close to this as best fits in with respective school calendars.

The project style is based on past and present Olympic Races: 200 metres, 800 metres and 1500 metres taking the age of participants into account.

a. The Stadion Race founded in 776 BC Younger kids (kindergarten and 1st grade) to walk or jog 200 metres. The earliest measurement of the Stadion was 600 ancient feet or 192 metres).

b. The Diaulos Race founded in 724 BC Second grade and up, to walk or jog 800 metres. (The earliest measurement of the Diaulos was anywhere from 1400 to 4800 Greek feet).

c. The Dolichos Race founded in 720 BC This is a longer foot race and may be more appropriate for children over 12 or those with higher levels of fitness. The participants walk or jog 1500 metres. (The earliest measurement of this race would vary from 4409 feet to 15118.11 feet).

More information on event guidelines can be found on this site at http://www.peacequilt.wordpress.com/connect

Or contact Schools International Peace Quilt group contact information @ internationalpeacequilt@gmail.com

https://www.aisa.or.ke/images/AISA_Members_Circular_Vol._6_No._8_-_May_2016_1.pdf