Gentoo Give Peace a Chance with Peace One Day
Published by Anonymous for Gentoo Group in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Dubmire Primary School
Events were held across Sunderland recently to celebrate Peace One Day, the internationally recognised day for peace. To mark the occasion housing group Gentoo held fun and thought-provoking activities across five locations to focus on bringing communities together, creating peace and having a good time.
In the run up to Peace One Day, Dubmire School in Houghton le Spring, introduced peace into their curriculum to give pupils a greater understanding of global issues relating to peace. The children’s learning was capped off when they arranged themselves into a human “P.O.D” to have a photo taken from a flying camera drone.
Kathy McAvoy, the Deputy Head at Dubmire Primary School, said: “The children had a very exciting morning and had a lot of fun. They really enjoyed working together as a team to make the letters which was very reflective for the occasion of Peace One Day.”
Another event held on the day was a Space for Peace at the Sunderland Carers Centre. Gentoo worked with Sunderland Carers Centre to provide a range of activities to promote peace including mediation sessions, pet therapy and aromatherapy. There was also food provided by the Social Chef, David Robinson and music from the Aurora Strings Classical Quintet.
Lucy Malarkey, Deputy Director of Gentoo Sunderland, said: “Peace one day isn’t just about global conflict. Peace or the lack of it, is a pertinent issue for a lot of the communities in which we work and creating peace has a relevance for many of us personally.
“At Gentoo we are committed to ensuring our customers can find peace in the communities they live in. The events organised this year focused on bringing people together and encouraging communities to celebrate together and have fun!”
Kevin Devine, Training and marketing worker at the Sunderland Carers Centre, said: “It was great to host the Space for Peace at Sunderland Carers’ Centre. Carers who attended told us how they have had a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful day. The Carers’ Centre would like to thank Gentoo and all the organisations who took part for putting on such a great day and giving carers the opportunity to take a well-deserved break!”
Gentoo Group’s whole ethos is about believing nothing is impossible and finding new ways to challenge conventions, Gentoo aims to make society a better place to live and to make a real difference to the way people live their life. To find out more about Gentoo, visit gentoogroup.com for more information or follow @gentoogroup on Twitter.