Wales for Peace Project Launches
We are delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Funded Wales for Peace
project is now under way, under the leadership of longstanding internationalist Craig Owen
who started in post on 2nd January. He will be facilitating WCIA’s work with 10 partner organisations ranging from the National Museums of Wales to the Urdd.
The Wales for Peace project was launched on Armistice Day, 11 November, with a well-received
event at the Senedd bringing together members of the public and pupils from Crickhowell, St. Joseph's, Cathedral, Pen y Dre, Cathays High, Maes y Dderwen, Cantonian and Llangatwg schools.
The schools engaged in action packed discussion sessions brought together with an interactive Peace mural
(snapshot above) drawing together young people’s learning about commemoration and aspirations for peace into the future.
The project will explore one big question: In the 100 years since the First World War, how has Wales contributed to the search for peace? Engaging 100,000 people by working with experienced partners and local communities throughout Wales, between 2015 and 2019 Wales for Peace will:
- Uncover Soldiers Stories highlighting the impact of war on Wales, and understand why so many went on to work for peace and positive international relations
- Share hidden histories of Peace Builders in Wales
- Explore the legacy for today, and what peace means for people now
- Use Wales’ peace heritage to inspire future generations.
- Bring the whole story together into both travelling and permanent interactive exhibitions
Between February and April WCIA will be recruiting a range of both volunteer opportunities and staff roles to support the implementation of this exciting project. If you would like to receive updates, further information or be involved in any way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org