|10/3/2012 4:24:00 PM|
Pinwheels spin for peace
O'Hara School photo
Pinwheels for peace stand in place at O'Hara School, Eugene.
The folks at O'Hara School in Eugene know that peace needs to be more than just a word. The school last month took part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by placing pinwheels with messages of peace in the school’s front lawn.
Pinwheels for Peace was begin in 2005 by two Florida art teachers. They wanted students to express their feelings about what’s happening in the world. Last year, 2011, more than 3.5 million pinwheels were spinning in 3,500 locations around the globe.
This project is non-political. More than 520 students from preschool through 8th grade at O'Hara created pinwheels of all colors and designs. On one side of the pinwheel, the students wrote a personal peace act that they will do to reflect God's message of peace and hope for all of humanity. On the other side, they created designs to express their feelings.