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Peace Bag Project

For two consecutive years, Octopus and the Islington Faiths Forum have collaborated on a fantastically interactive project to raise awareness of Peace Week amongst children and young people attending out of school activities at some of Islington's largest multi-purpose community centres.

In the first year (2009) 100 children took part, while in the second year (2010) well over 200 children got involved, giving them an opportunity to explore their understanding of peace and what it means to them. The project encourages them to use their imagination and creativity to personally design give-away cloth bags which are distributed during the final peace week celebratory event. 

In 2012, we are going to take on some new ideas to explore peace, so watch this space!

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