Peace Messenger

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Here is the pack for the Peace Messenger badge. You can download the whole pack, or just individual resources for printing. Please leave comments in the box below. If you'd like an activity added to the page please email it to badgework@woodcraft.org.uk and we'll get it up asap.

NB: Please consider the age and sensitivities of the children in your group when delivering some of the activities in this resource. All of the comments submitted have been noted as part of this badge work consultation. 

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Comments

Unacceptable

The story contained in this pack is incredibly inappropriate. I urge WCF to remove this badge pack. I will not cover this badge with any children.

 

This story is harrowing and traumatic.

Totally inappropriate

The person who said that the article had been abridged to make it age appropriate is scarily wrong about the level of that article.  Six year olds still believe in the Tooth Fairy.  The idea that their small, safe, secure lives need that kind of horror in them makes me wonder about the writer's understanding of child development.

Young children need to know how to resolve conflict in their own lives - with friends, siblings etc.  They aren't ready to know about the unimaginable suffering of the world beyond their experience and we don't help them by giving them information that they can't deal with.  As an experienced Elfin leader ( and Early Years teacher) I cannot think of anything that the Folk has done that has made me so angry.

 

Not age appropriate

The article in this pack on child soldiers is not suitable for elfins. It is very important to teach our elfins about peace and the horrors of war but that article is too strong. 

suggest further editing or generalisation. 

More work on conflict resolution in this pack would be nice and how people are fighting against war like campaign against the arms trade and kites not drones