We did it again! It’s been our fourth time since we decided to take part in this special international contest for the first time. This year is 20th Anniversary Special Edition.

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

This program is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Based in Japan, the Goi Peace Foundation is a public benefit organization supported by members around the world working together to create a culture of peace. Its mission is to foster a sustainable and harmonious global society by promoting consciousness, values and wisdom for creating peace, and by building cooperation among individuals and organizations across diverse fields, including education, science, culture and the arts.

This year 7 students from VII Mikołaj Kopernik High School decided to join.

  1. Aleksandra Pełka (3g)
  2. Weronika Szydłowska (1g)
  3. Mikołaj Matuszczyk (2d)
  4. Weronika Rodziewicz (2d)
  5. Laura Pacud (2d)
  6. Weronika Piotrowska (2d)
  7. Jakub Włodarski (2d)

The topic was “Creating a Society Full of Kindness” (What does “Kindness” mean to you? How do you think we can create a kinder society? Carry out ten acts of kindness, and then use your experience as inspiration in writing essay ) .As a special edition, this year’s contest involved action in addition to writing, so that participating in the contest directly contributes to creating a better world.

It’s definitely a challenge for all of us; for students to write a good, 700 word-long essay and compete with so many participants from all countries and continents, as well as for the teacher (Marzena Kossak-Wąchała) to guide them. All of them wrote really good essays which were sent to Japan. All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2019. Good luck!

You can find more on https://www.goipeace.or.jp/en/work/essay-contest/

News prepared by Mrs Marzena Kossak.