'Journey for Peace'
Journey for Peace Project
This project celebrates the creativity of visually impaired (VI) young people around the world through the mediums of citizenship education and music led by St Vincent's pupils. It makes the connections between creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial learning and the widening of opportunities for VI using the international Sightbox; a toolkit for access to sports, education and inclusion.
One way to support VI innovation is through purchase of themed T shirts kindly designed for this project with percent of profits to support new Sightbox content development
Journey for Peace Film 2020
Thank you to Robin Baynes and Liverpool Heartbeat for supporting St Vincent's and Journey for Peace with this wonderful video. Thank you for all who gave their time.
Lions Club International Peace Essay Winner 2019-2020 Joseph Critchlow. The theme for the contest was "Journey of Peace." Watch the full HD video from Joe's journey to New York!
This project is aimed at supporting 2020 Visually Impaired (VI) children and young people into employment by 2030
Starting in Liverpool UK, this project aims at bringing people together via their school communities of learning through five simple steps adaptable to the school community your pupils learn within, but with the common goal of supporting and investing in VI young people around the world
The project is aimed at connecting the UN SDGS 188.8.131.52.8 10 through our collaborative and connected ACTION
Register by email to LizMcGovern@stvin.com We are ready to take you through the 5 stages with the support and advice you need.
Please see the attached document for an overview of the 'Journey for Peace 2020 for 2030'
The five steps (all the resources you need):
Step 1 - 'Journey for Peace' Assembly
A school assembly using the ‘Journey of Peace’ essay as a lead in to engage your pupils into action with their own but connected ‘Journey for Peace’ #2020 for 2030.
The assembly will present the project overview for your pupils to reflect on and consider their engagement. Start your Journey for Peace #2020 for 2030 on social media and follow Twitter @stvincentsL12
Click on the picture on the left to access the PowerPoint
Step 2 - Comics
The ‘Journey of Peace’ essay is reflected in an online comic version ‘Journey FOR Peace’. There are seven connected comics to be used at your own pace and to fit into your curricula (SMSC, .British Values’). Each of the seven comics uses a City of Liverpool statue to present a key message for reflection, research and engagement.
Step 3 - Widows Mite, Sightbox & E.T. Box
We would ask for you to undertake ‘Widows Mite’ collection from your school to fund educational resources and access technologies to be sent to visually impaired pupils across the Commonwealth and around the world using the @sightbox medium (sports equipment) and the ‘ET’ box medium (prescription sunglasses for children and young people with albinism).
Step 4 - T-Shirt Competition
We encourage you to design a T-Shirt which reflects what you have taken from the ‘Journey for Peace’. You may wish to use the East of Eli , Rotary and Lions Logos in your design if you have worked with the ‘widows mite’ step of the project. The creative brief is totally open….so be creative and share your thoughts and feelings through art and design.
Background & Supporting Articles:
Dr John Patterson challenges us to change the way we perceive and treat a person with Visual Impairment.
Rotary Article detailing the impact of Sightbox in Gambia.
December / January 2020
A snapshot of our Lasting Legacies School Vision.
Please see link below for further relevant publications
Dr. John Patterson publication in a special edition of Impact - Lighting Pathways: Investing in visually impaired creativity.