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Pinwheels For Peace

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Pinwheels For Peace


       To start our Peace Builders campaign we took part in a school wide Internet project called, Pinwheels for Peace. The project's site says, "A pinwheel is a childhood symbol - it reminds us of a time when things were simple, joyful, and peaceful."
        Our students created pinwheels, and wrote their thoughts about war and peace, tolerance, and living in harmony with others, on one side. On the other side, the students drew to visually express their feelings.
        Each class assembled their pinwheels and voted on one to represent their class. On the International Day of Peace, Thursday, September 21, 2006, each class "planted" their chosen pinwheel. The rest of the school symbolically spun their pinwheels to spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the school and the world!