What are your wishes for world peace? On Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, Midvale Middle School students created Pinwheels for Peace to project their dreams.
On the petals of hundreds of brightly-colored pinwheels, the students wrote their thoughts and created art about war and peace, tolerance, and living in harmony with others, then planted the pinwheels in the school’s front lawn. The school’s public art exhibit serves to mark International Day of Peace, and was led by Shelley Allen, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Coordinator.
Pinwheels for Peace was launched in 2005 by two art teachers in Coconut Creek, Fla., to help students express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. Last year, some 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in more than 3,500 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.