WLD in Schools 2021

Plan an event, join a finger labyrinth walk, or both!

Since 2019, World Labyrinth Day in Schools has been observed on the Friday before World Labyrinth Day. 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.

In addition to these activities, this year we are offering three facilitated finger labyrinth walks for school communities and homeschool families.

WLD in Schools Finger Labyrinth Walks

Sending Waves of Peace

come together

amplify the energy of WLDS

celebrate the awesomeness of connection

We invite schools and students to join us online for a finger labyrinth walk on Friday, 30 April 2021 (see times below).

Walks are scheduled for the following times:

Australia/New Zealand/Asia:

  • 12:00 midday to 1:00pm Australian Central Standard Time (display in your time zone)

  • Register by email with Louise Mason by Wednesday 28 April for the Zoom link and to receive information about what you will need for the walk.

Africa/UK/Europe/Middle East:

  • 10:00 to 11:00am London Time (display in your time zone)

  • Register by email with Louise Mason by Wednesday 28 April for the Zoom link and to receive information about what you will need for the walk.

USA/Central/South America/Canada:

Finger Labyrinths to Download

(graphics by Jamie Edmonds)

Letter size 7-circuit Classical

Finger-Lab-7-Circuit-Classical-LTR.pdf

A4 size 7-circuit Classical

Finger-Lab-7-Circuit-Classical-A4.pdf

WLD in Schools Finger Labyrinth Walk Facilitators

Louise Mason

Louise lives in Australia and is a Council Member of the Australian Labyrinth Network. Her current work as a Learning Designer evolved from a background spanning many years in Teaching, Training & Development, Coaching, Resource Development for Professional Practice, and Online Learning Facilitation. Her degrees in Teaching and Education come from RMIT in Melbourne and Flinders University in Adelaide

For the past twelve years she has been developing a strong interest in the labyrinth as a tool for experiential learning and much of her current focus is exploring its use in the fields of personal and professional development across education sectors, organizations and community groups. Her labyrinth work with schools includes learning through movement, social and emotional learning (SEL), and making curriculum connections.

Janice Lewis

In addition to her board position at The Labyrinth Society, Janice is currently volunteering her time with Chicago Lights, an organization dedicated to supporting and meeting the needs of children, youth and adults who are facing many challenges in Chicago. Labyrinth workshops, meditation training, peace circles and work with the Enneagram were created to help clients reduce their stress. More than 100 youths from elementary to high school and adults are involved in workshops throughout the year.

Janice has earned Advanced Facilitator Certification with Veriditas. Janice is also an Advanced Certified Personality Consultant with the Enneagram and certified in the PeaceMaker Circle technique. In addition to this, Janice is certified meditation practitioner in MBSR, Christian, Buddhist, and mindfulness meditation methodologies with Engaged Mindfulness Institute. As an owner of 5 labyrinths, Janice is always ready for the next adventure!