Students Design Pinwheels to Celebrate Peaceful Schools, Community, World
Peace means working together. Students at Aurora Frontier, Sable Elementary and Gateway High School celebrated International World Peace Day by creating pinwheels together in their art classes.
“Close your eyes, and try to imagine that hundreds of students around the world are making pinwheels for peace today.”
- Diana Goodreau
Sable Elementary teacher
Using colored paper, scissors and markers, students created their pinwheels to plant around their school. Students also wrote down their feelings about peace on their pinwheels.
Sable Elementary students display their peace pinwheels in the school hallways.
A Gateway High School student places his Peace Pinwheel on the "Pinwheels for Peace" fence.
Students from Sable Elementary display their peace pinwheels.
This art project was an opportunity for students to think about what peace means to them.
“Peace means getting along with the people who live next to you even if they aren’t nice to you.”
- Sable Elementary student
Students at Aurora Frontier have placed their pinwheel display in their school to remind them of peace in schools. “If we all work together—amazing things can happen,” said art teacher Thad McCauley.
Pinwheels for Peace has grown into an international project. More than 500,000 pinwheels were planted in over 1,350 locations throughout the world. It began when two art teachers wanted to provide their students with a creative way to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.
Double-click the play button to watch a "Pinwheels for Peace" video from Aurora Frontier K-8.