Planning the Life-Link Conference

Six students from grade 7 and 8, together with Christina Peters and Ian Gavin, spent an afternoon with the Life-Link team in Uppsala last Friday.

The aim of the visit was to give the students an opportunity to learn from experienced leaders who have organised many successful international conferences for young people.

SSHL is to host the international youth Life-link conference later this year, between August 4-8. Students have been asked to volunteer to help with the organisation of this event, and full support has been given by the Life-Link team. [Read more…]

Life-Link Founder Talks to SSHL

Following on from Friday’s podcast SSHL managed to talk to Hans Levander, one of the founders of Life-Link, a former SSHL pupil (Class of 1960) SSHL 1960, Senior Physician and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1985 as a member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

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Hans Levander

SSHL: What do you see as the central aim of Life-Link ?
Hans: The Life-Link program was developed to engage young people and educators around schools worldwide in positive and affirming local actions in relation to the theme of peace; as explained through the ethics of My Responsibility to Care for the Self, to Care for the Other, and to Care for the Environment.

SSHL: What’s the focus of the two local actions this year ? What are you hoping to achieve?
Hans: From a menu of around 50 proposed lessons or “Life-Link actions”, that any class can perform locally at and around the school, we will 2014 highlight two actions that focus on how I as an individual can make a contribution and small difference to our Planets “flora and fauna carrying capacity”:
A R-R-R action (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle), and a Water for Life action. Both actions can be integrated in the schools theoretical and practical curriculum. The Water action should preferably be performed in March 2014 connecting to the World Water Day 22 march.
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