WLD in Schools 2021

Since 2019, World Labyrinth Day in Schools has been observed on the Friday before World Labyrinth Day. So, in 2021 this will be Friday, April 30th. For this year’s event, we have prepared quite a suite of resources to support teachers and schools, available at aln.org.au/wld-resources.

Running with the theme, Pathways of Peace, we have developed activities that both promote high order thinking skills and also encourage students to engage in reflective and metacognitive thinking. There are two foci for the suggested activities: Inner Peace and Waves of Peace. While Inner Peace activities offer opportunities for students to individually practice times of stillness, mindfulness and expressiveness, the Waves of Peace activities are built on group practices sending peace carrying waves within and beyond local environments. Most of the activities, if not written specifically for use with finger labyrinths, can readily be adapted to do so.

The Pathways of Peace resource is supplemented with Teacher Notes, A Short Introduction to Labyrinths PowerPoint, and a handy checklist to help prepare for the event. A flyer for promotional purposes can also be downloaded from the website.