Great Ideas: A Moment of Peace

From the TCT archives: bringing recess to a peaceful close

When lunch recess is over, our school bell rings. Students stop whatever they are doing for a brief moment of silence. We encourage them to offer a peace prayer for the world. They squat on the ground, make the sign of the cross, and silently pray, “Lord, let there be world peace. Amen.”

When I blow my whistle, they stand and peacefully walk to their lines.

~ Submitted by Belinda L. Pantaleon  (at time of original publication, vice-principal, Our Lady of Talpa School, Los Angeles, California)

This great idea was originally published in our August/September 2009 issue.

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