Peace Ambassadors - Eugène François College - Gerbeviller (54)
Since this year, the Spinalian association MIRADOR has been working within the Eugène François school establishment in Gerbéviller to train students of 6th volunteers in non-violent conflict management: they are called Peace Ambassadors. During 4 sessions, the association gives them tools to manage conflicts without violence and then they have to go and restore their knowledge in their class.
The first and second sessions of this “Ambassadors for Peace” project took place on Friday, January 10. During 2 hours, the pupils were able to discover what a conflict is, how it arises and what are the elements which intensify it or on the contrary calm it. Then for the second session, the students Transformed into astronauts from the Apollo 13 mission, they were able to discover:
- causes of conflicts
- And a tool to solve them
On Friday 07 February, MIRADOR intervened for the third training session. The 2 hours were turned to emotions by learning what it is, what it is for and how to manage it.
Friday February 07, the last session. During the first part of the session, the 6th graders were asked to remember all the knowledge they have acquired since the first session. During the second part, they prepared presentations to train the students of their respective classes in conflict management without violence. 3 different 6th grade classes were represented by four student volunteers, who worked together to make their presentation.
Thursday, February 13 was the day of the restitution sessions. The Ambassadors returned their knowledge of conflict management to their respective classes.