Harries, Jane

Harries, Jane

Jane Harries

6 July 2021News

Primary and secondary schools invited to register with Wales Peace Schools Scheme

‘Peace is a big part of our lives, which maybe we didn’t realise. Now I understand more about the news. After we did our project on Syria, I could explain something about the conflict to other people.’ – Delyth, peace ambassador, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

‘Learning about conscientious objectors and how Wales welcomed immigrants in the past really influenced my views, and I see things differently.’ – Judy, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr

These are just two of the comments the…

1 April 2019News

Seven more schools to join network

Imagine a network of schools across Wales actively embedding a peaceful ethos and applying peace-related learning activities to their everyday lives.

This is what the Wales Peace Schools Scheme is aiming to achieve. The project is a legacy of the Heritage Lottery-funded ‘Wales for Peace’ project which ran during the period of the centenary of the First World War.

The Peace Schools scheme has now been integrated into the global learning programme of the Welsh Centre for…

1 February 2018Feature

Jane Harries surveys Wales' 'hidden histories'

Welsh women with peace petition in 1924. Photo: GWYNedd Archives

At the National Eisteddfod main literature awards, two Druids partly unsheathe a sword above the winning author’s head and ask the audience: ‘A oes Heddwch?’ (‘Is there peace?’) ‘Heddwch!’ (‘Peace!’) the audience shouts in return. Only when this ritual has been performed three times can the author sit in the bardic chair. So is Wales a peace-loving nation? What does our history and heritage tell us, and how are people…