Learning Pack on Heritage of Wales' International Youth Message of Peace & Goodwill launch at Urdd Eisteddfod, Builth Wells

The International Youth Message of Peace and Goodwill is a unique part of Wales' peace heritage as a country. Wales is the only country in the world where young people have been sending a message of peace to young people across the world - every year since 1922.   

But what do we really know about the Message, and do we use its power to its full potential?  Did you know, for instance, that already in 1934 68 countries had responded to the Message, or that a group of young people travelled to Calcutta in 2002 as a result of the Message? 

Over the years young people from Wales have been expressing their opinion and concern about current international affairs such as the atomic bomb,  refugees, poverty and global warming, and have extended the hand of friendship to their contemporaries across the world. 

The Urdd want the Message to be a living and contemporary message and for it to take full advantage of the range of social media at our disposition in the 21st century, so that it receives as much response as possible.  We would also like young people and schools in Wales to engage with the Message so that it sparks off discussion and action amongst young people each year. 

In order to promote these aims, WCIA's Wales for Peace programme - in partnership with the Urdd - is launching an exciting new educational pack during the Urdd Eisteddfod this year. 

The launch of the pack will take place in the Welsh National Assembly tent at midday on Wednesday, 30th May

The pack contains:

  • An overview of the inspiration behind and the history of the Message
  • Cross-curricular activitries based on the Message
  • A Toolkit for Action for young people and schools – ideas for engaging with the Message and acting on it  

Come and join us to celebrate a new period in the history of the Message.  Some copies of the pack will be available free of charge.  The pack will then be downloadable from the Wales for Peace and Urdd websites. 


Download Flyer for Launch Event

Download Learning Pack (English)

Download Powerpoint Slides (English)

Download Timeline of Messages (Bilingual)

Download What Young People Think of the Message (Bilingual)

Download Creating International Understanding (Bilingual)


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