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the team


We came together as a small group of people with a passion and a laser focused vision - to get World Peace School Sports Day launched on 21st September and, in its first year, to help the people of Ukraine. 


Peter Marshman


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Pete is best known for his research and work around building self-efficacy in girls in computer science and advises institutions across Europe where he is also an EU Code Week Ambassador.

He has produced, edited and authored resources for leading organisations in computing education such as the BCS, the BBC, Hodder Education, INEOS, the Royal Society, the European Space Agency and PG online as well as having over 15 year's experience of teaching computer science to secondary, primary and post-graduates.


Peter is also the CEO of a new charity digit<all>, promoting digital skills and activity - to enable young people to be digitally active.


Derek Peaple


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Derek Peaple is the founder and Managing Director of his own educational leadership consultancy company. This new role builds on his twenty years’ experience as a secondary school headteacher.

Derek has played a leading role in regional, national and international sports education initiatives. He helped to devise the London 2012 Get Set Education programme and additionally developed online learning materials for the global learning BBC World Olympic Dreams initiative. Based on this experience, he went on to support the design of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic education programme.


After London 2012 Derek was appointed as the first Chair of the Youth Sport Trust’s national Headteacher Strategy Group to promote the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy and received the inaugural Sir John Madejski Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Sport. His advice featured in the House of Commons Education Committee’s influential Report, ‘School Sport following London 2012: No more political football’ and he regularly presents nationally and internationally on the role of sport in shaping school culture.


Mike Molloy


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Michael Molloy is an Irish businessman, political advisor and campaigner. He previously worked for British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as well as former Foreign Secretary David Miliband and at the UN and EU for the Catholic Church.

Molloy is Co-Founder of Orion Global Technologies working with leading UK Cybersecurity company Cyberhive and secure communications technology Silentel to increase their portfolio of clients and has recently started work on building a safe secure internet of the future through the educational Metaverse.


Bernard Sparkes

Communications Director

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Bernard was a pioneer in the early stages of the internet/modern telecoms/web marketing, co-creator of a children's animation and book, board game creator and, actor. Giving back has been a large part of Bernard’s life supporting a number of causes over the years including Autism charities, Air Ambulances and the RNLI.

He also has experience as a Film/TV Producer, Author, IP Creator, Executive Producer, Reality TV & Documentary Contributor, TV/Film Actor, Game Developer, Entrepreneur, Start-up Investor, Public Speaker & Voiceover Artist.


Michael (Mick) Hayton


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Michael Hayton has over 30 years’ service split between the Ministry of Defence, and the British police force. He saw active service in the Balkans and the Middle East.

Since leaving the forces he has co-founded and run a company specialising in new-to-market technology products and  was also heavily involved with an innovative Norwegian Green Tech company.

Away from the day job Mick is passionate about veterans’ welfare and helping those in desperate need caused by PTSD and other allied conditions. He has made several trips to Nepal to help rebuild that country following the terrible earthquakes that have affected the region over recent years.

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