SCHOOLCHILDREN in Huercal-Overa have said a loud and clear yes to peace.
In an act organised by the local council and local schools to mark the School Day of Non-Violence and Peace, pupils from the different municipal education centres marched to the Plaza de la Paz where their representatives read out manifestos in favour of peace.
Joining the children and teachers at the event were the Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez and the Education councillor Maria del Mar Meca.
“We have to educate our children and teenagers about values, rejecting violence in the different spheres in our society, and of course in schools”, the Mayor commented.
“The different sectors involved have to work with strength and determination to promote positive coexistence, educating with values of respect and solidarity”, Fernandez continued, adding that the different messages which the school representatives sent out “give us the necessary strength and the proof that we are on the right track, working united on different activities and workshop to achieve this objective.”
The School Day of Non-Violence and Peace has been celebrated every year since 1964 in Spain on or near January 30, the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandi.