International Day of Peace 2012
"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.” ~Maria Montessori
Again this year, Ms. Kearns' Upper Elementary students helped their fellow students at MMS create their own individual symbols of peace to be displayed in the school's front entry on September 21st: The International Day of Peace.
Last year, students participated in the Pinwheels for Peace project and created their own pinwheels - click here to see the photo gallery from last year. This year, students decorated Peace Flags with designs that represent what peace means to them and why the idea of peace is important to them. Before decorating the flags, classrooms engaged in discussions about peace, read books and more.
The International Day of Peace, also known as “Peace Day,” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and whole nations to participate in practical acts of peace on a shared date. The International Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.
We hope that these flags will be a reminder to all of us that peace is important and worth working for: in our classrooms, in our homes, in our community, and in our world.
Click here to see the full photo gallery on our Facebook Fanpage.