This is what Rachael has to say about her school and Peace Mala:
"Our school is a multicultural haven for the children of Hafod where we celebrate our differences and live in harmony. Our mission statement is 'Learning, Laughing and Living Together'. We have introduced values education with our 'value fairies and gold cabinet'. Each month we study a value and send ideas home to the families. We encourage our parents to work with us and the pupils on projects around the school. Peace Mala is central to what we do.
"The project work that we have undertaken over the past three years has made a huge difference to our pupils, staff and parents. Women (mums and grandparents) feel more confident coming into school and are made to feel welcome. Relationships between staff and parents have improved and this has made an impact on the community. Children understand and display tolerance, respect, kindness, understanding, friendship, hope, honesty, peace and unity. Everyone feels included."
Hafod was one of the first schools in the UK to achieve Peace Mala Accreditation. The school is now working to achieve accreditation for the second consecutive time. Rachael said, "We were pleased to welcome the trustees to our school as part of our bid to get re-accreditation next year, which is the 10th anniversary of Peace Mala. To commemorate the visit we held a special World in Union assembly."