April 27, 2023 Live from the road


Reported by Devashishu Torpy 7.0 km

Our day begins at the wonderful Windmill Primary School in Oxford.

We visited Windmill Primary in 2017, and on that occasion we planted a tree for Peace. That tree is flourishing and today we are going to plant a second tree, a hazel tree.

Windmill School kindly planted another Peace Tree to mark the arrival of the Peace Run.

Jayashri Wyatt (left) is the Chief of Education Outreach for the United Nations, and the Canadian runner on our team.

A young tree's perspective.

Children hold the Peace Torch

Uugantsetseg from Mongolia is making new friends.

Thank you Windmill Primary for another memorable visit.

Time to run through Oxford.

Runners in the centre of Oxford with the University Church of St Mary in the background

Running past the famous Bodleian Library.

On the steps of The Sheldonian Theatre

The Bridge of Sighs

Our next visit is to Cutteslowe Primary School.

Mrs Becky Huth (right) receives the Torch Bearer Award. She was nominated by all the staff in the school for her dedication to teaching the children about nature and the environment.

Headteacher Gillian McDermott with Becky Huth

The runners visit the Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile in Cutteslowe Park.

Our next appointment is at Lady Margaret Hall, one of the 40 colleges in the University of Oxford.

The dining room.

We are invited to sing the Peace Run song in the dining hall.

The beautiful gardens of Lady Margaret Hall, where the founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy, in 2003 held a special ceremony honouring Oxford University professors.

Torch carried by
Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu (Mongolia), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Jayashri Wyatt (Canada), Petra Kasperová (Czech Republic), Piyasi Morris (Great Britain), Robert Benedek (Hungary), Ronivon Oliveira (Brazil), Sahadeva Torpy (Great Britain), Tejvan Pettinger (Great Britain), Uugantsetseg Otgonbayar (Mongolia).  
Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu, Jana Duskova, Petra Kasperová
The torch has travelled 7.0 km in Oxford.

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