The PEER MEDIATORS once again worked hard to help MRGS celebrate International Peace week from the 5th – 9th August by providing a number of exciting activities: peace assembly presentation; random acts of kindness; peace quote competitions; face painting; peace badge making; peace rock painting; the wearing of white ribbons for peace; painted peace banners and t-shirts.
In Monday’s assembly, the Mediators showed their own video on “The Digital Age” which talks about the importance of using technology to ‘do good’, and to speak up about online abuse. They also performed a powerful skit to demonstrate the detrimental effects of online abuse and how we should not put up with it. If anyone is being bullied or harassed online please contact NETSAFE.
- NETSAFE is the NZ watchdog of online abuse:
- 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723) Text ‘Netsafe’ to 4282
Tuesday we had face painting, peace rock making and badge making in the quad.
Wednesday was “Embracing Diversity and Anti Violence Day” where the Hall was full of informational stalls from outside agencies like Rainbow Youth, SHINE, RPE, Youthlaw and Youthline. We also had our student led stalls on ‘Violence is not ok campaign’; NETSAFE, PSSP, Amnesty, Live4Tomorrow, BILS, SYNC, Skittles, MEAR and SADD. We had beautiful music and singing by our talented MRGS musicians.
On Thursday we had a sausage sizzle( including vegetarian and halal sausages) raising funds for the Auckland City Mission because how can we have peace when we have poverty?
On Friday, the Mediators and friends marched and chanted for peace around the Mt Roskill community.
Peace week is a student driven and student owned campaign where all the Mediators collaborate together in a positive way to make a difference to our MRGS community. They are very active and vocal about the important values of peace, kindness, equality and respect for all.
A big thank you to all you wonderful Mediators!