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Hungry For Peace Week 2017

18 September 2017

Read time: 3 minutes

From Wednesday 20th September to Friday 22nd September, students and teachers will take part in a wide range of activities designed to promote peace, spread positivity and think of ways that we, as a BIS Community can reduce hunger.

  • Hungry 4 Peace 2017
  • Paper Cranes

The Global Goals Club and Events Committee have collaborated to organise our Hungry for Peace Week 2017 designed to help tackle two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Goal 2 - Zero Hunger. This aims to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  • Goal 16 - Peace and Justice and Strong Institutions. This goal aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, to provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.

The aim of the Hungry for Peace Week 2017 is to raise awareness of these two SDGs, promote a stronger understanding of the goals as well as encouraging students to think about the personal actions they can take to help achieve them.

Hungry for Peace Activities

Paper Cranes

Aim: To promote peace through cranes that are a known symbol of peace.

When: Wednesday 20th September - Undercroft

This activity involves the creation of origami cranes. These became a symbol of peace through the story of Sadako Sasaki, the japanese girl that was exposed to radiation when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. She was diagnosed with Leukemia by Age 12 and decided to fold 1000 paper cranes to be granted one wish; world peace. She passed away after folding 644 cranes. On Wednesday there will be a 1000 cranes workshop which will allow students and teachers to fold as many cranes as they can. These will then be hung on the display board across from the library in order to commemorate the lives lost during wars worldwide, honour Sadako and bring hope for an end to all conflict in the future.

Pass the Peace

Aim: To spread positivity and appreciation towards each other and to deepen friendship bonds.

When: Thursday 21st September - Undercroft (during break and lunch)

This activity involves sending messages to people to spread positivity and appreciation towards each other. Students and teachers will be able to write a message that will be delivered by the Events Committee the following day. This may be:

  • To someone with whom they have had a disagreement
  • To someone who they haven’t spoken to for a long time
  • To someone they appreciate and they want to tell them why
Passion for Ration

Aim: To make students and teachers experience what 1 out of 9 people experience daily.

When: Thursday 21st September - Underground (lunchtime)

This activity involves eating a set meal at lunchtime made of basic staple foods. This will simulate the situation that 800 million people face in the world and will remind those participating of how lucky they are to have enough adequate food to eat. This aims to get people thinking and talking about how inequality is an important issue when addressing Global Goal: Zero Hunger. Following their meal, students will be asked to reflect on what they ate and how they felt about the activity.

Students are given the choice to participate and parents must give their consent.

Wall of Positivity

Aim: To spread opinions and goals regarding reducing hunger and promoting peace.

When: Wednesday 20th September & Thursday 21st September - Undercroft

This wall is a place where students and teachers can write messages about their goals and dreams revolving around peace and zero hunger as well as providing thought-provoking questions to answer surrounding these SDGs.

Superhero Design Competition - Auditorium

Aim: To think about what action should be taken to achieve the Global Goals.

When: Friday 22nd September - Auditorium

Entries to be submitted by Tuesday 19th September with judging taking place on Friday 22nd September.

In preparation for Hungry for Peace Week, the Global Goals Club launched a Superhero Design Competition. Students were asked to design a superhero to tackle the global goal of their choice and give them superpowers that will help to achieve the chosen global goal by 2030.

World’s Largest Lesson, Form Time Activities & ILS

There will also be a Global Goals Kahoot quiz to be played in form time during the week and to celebrate the World’s Largest Lesson students have been asked to think about how their actions can affect the SDGs and pledge to make changes. Teachers are also encouraged to incorporate references to the Global Goals during their lessons for the week.

In ILS, there will also be a range of activities surrounding the Global Goals for example, Year 9 will investigate a plate of food and rate it for healthiness and sustainability.

Summary of Activities




Wednesday - Zero Hunger (Goal 2)

Thursday- Peace and Justice (Goal 16)

Friday- The Global Goals



Passion for Ration

Superhero Competition

Break & Lunch

Peace Cranes

Wall of Positivity

Pass the peace

Wall of Positivity


Throughout the Week and Follow up

ILS lessons

Form Time Activities

Action after Ration for Passion

Thank you to the Global Goals Club and Events Committee for putting so much time and effort into organising the Hungry for Peace Week’s activities and we look forward to seeing them in action next week.

Join the journey #NAEUnicef #SustainableBIS #Hungry4Peace