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Friday September 21, 2007 at 4:33pm Age: 11 yrs
Category: District


On September 21, 2007, the students at Otisville Elementary School took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by constructing pinwheels and learning the message of peace.  This day was designated International Peace Day.  More than 1 million pinwheels were spinning in over 2,350 locations, including the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.  This project is non-political. Peace doesn't necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war.  


For our children at Otisville Elementary School, the day was filled with stories, poems, music and art activities designed to send the message that we should be kind to everyone, and that we should honor and embrace the differences among all people.  As the children said in an outdoor, afternoon ceremony, “We are growing up together.”  More than four hundred children, faculty, and staff held their pinwheels high and sang, “Put your hand in my hand, you can be my friend.  We don’t have to look the same, to let our voices blend.”  Let these little ones be an example to us all.