Peace School is a workshop-based peace work project, maintained by the Peace Union of Finland. Peace School offers peace education with participatory drama methods for school and students groups. The headquarters for the Peace School is located at the Peace Station in Helsinki, Finland.
At the Peace School, students participate in activity days. They deal with peace and development education themes such as conflict prevention, non-violence, human rights, global responsibility and global development issues. The working methods are participatory drama, role play, process drama and other participatory methods. These methods are intended to awaken each student’s own critical thinking and to increase their empathy and dialogue skills as well as their respect for diversity.
During the year 2017 the Peace School was visited by 44 classes, i.e. about 950 students. The workshops are held in 4 different cities in Finland: Turku, Tampere, Vaasa and the capital region. Peace School also offers trainings for teachers and youth leaders about global education through participatory drama methods (during year 2017 approximately 500 participants). The working languages are Finnish, Swedish and English.