Latrobe elementary students take part in peace project
Students of Latrobe Elementary School last week took part in an international art and literacy project -- Pinwheels for Peace -- by "planting" pinwheels with messages of peace outside of the school.
Pinwheels for Peace began in 2005 when two art teachers -- Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan of Coconut Creek, Fla. -- developed the project as a way for students to express their feelings about events in the world and in their lives. In the first year, more than 1,325 installations were held. Last year, more than 3.5 million pinwheels were spinning in more than 3,500 locations around the world.
The project is geared to be nonpolitical.
Shafer said she was using the project "as an opportunity to talk about bullying."
Each student was asked to make and decorate a pinwheel and write on the back how they would help rid the school of bullying.
Elementary school art teacher Jaime Shafer and guidance counselor Sue Zedik coordinated the Pinwheels for Peace project in Latrobe this year. Students assembled the pinwheels and on International Day of Peace, they "planted" their pinwheels outside the school.
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