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International Day of Peace


International Day of Peace

LT focus: Learn about people who have made a difference through campaigning and protest (Malala Yousefzai)


Ask the children if they know who Malala Yousefzai is.

Explain that we will be learning about Malala and her achievements and why her campaign was so important to young girls today.


In groups of 2 or 3, ask children to access

on their ipads. Request the children discuss Malala and her achievements under the headings:

Where was she born?

What was her life like growing up?

What happened to her and how did her life change?

What did she do then?

What did she campaign to change?

What did Malala receive as a result of her efforts?


  • Ask the children to draft and publish an email to Malala, thanking her for her tireless work.
  • The children could also/instead design a poster displaying her famous quote “When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful”
  • Ask the children to google and the word “Peace” in different languages and display these on their poster.
  • Google and research other winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Create a peace pole and display Malala and other Nobel peace Prize winners on it.

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