Peace Mala

A Peace Mala is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect, and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths, beliefs, and none.

Peace Mala focuses on the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you would wish them to treat you”. Its intention is to educate and remind everyone that this rule is recognised by many scholars, teachers and philosophers.

Each coloured bead represents a spiritual path.

The central bead represents the wearer who may or may not have a spiritual path. The central bead also represents the whole cosmos, emphasising the interconnectedness of everyone and everything.

Using Peace Mala Educationally

The main educational aims are:

  • Education for global citizenship through the promotion of understanding, respect, friendship and peace between all communities, cultures and enlightened compassionate faiths.
  • Supporting human rights, tackling bullying and all forms of prejudice.
  • Raising awareness of issues of global interdependence and encouraging active compassion by learners that will lead to positive changes locally and globally.

Peace Mala encourages everyone to learn that diversity is to be celebrated and without fear. Bridges of peace can be built between faith communities and diverse cultures when people are prepared to listen to each other. Our world will be a better place when we learn to keep the Golden Rule that all faiths and spiritual paths share.

At Central Primary School we are proud to announce that we have now achieved silver recognition for Peace Mala.  Well done to all the pupils and staff who have worked extremely hard to achieve this award.

Letter from the Mayor