Walk for Peace
Every year, Douglas students and members of the school community gather to walk one mile to raise funds for peace, and to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.
In the Fall of 2001, in the aftermath of September 11, Douglas School wanted to do something meaningful as a local community for the world community. We planned the first Douglas School Walk for Peace. We sincerely appreciate the support shown to this effort in past years, and ask for your continued backing of our efforts.
Money raised from the walk is donated to Free The Children, the organization that Douglas School has partnered with to build schools in Kenya. For more information about Free the Children, see www.freethechildren.com. We gather in the circle shortly after school starts, and we will set off on our usual one-mile route through Indian Village. Parents are welcome to join us. After the walk, children return to their classrooms for discussion and regular dismissal.
Many people have found our walk and ceremony to be meaningful. We hope we can continue to provide an opportunity for children and adults to take part in a positive and empowering action that draws attention to the need for peace—locally, and in other parts of the world.
Permissions slips will be available soon.