Over 1200 pinwheels graced our front lawn for the day. The students decorated a pinwheel template from the Pinwheels for Peace website during their advisory classes. Students added color, text, and symbols all sending up wishes for a peaceful school, community and world. Art students took on the challenge and completed the pinwheel creation in under 4 hours! The assembly line process brought all students together in creating a wonderful art installation in front of our school. By lunch we were creating a giant peace sign made out of pinwheels in front of the school.
It was wonderful to see the students so proud of their joint accomplishment and impressed by the overwhelming size and quantity of pinwheels during dismissal at the end of the day. I watched as students stopped by on their walks home to walk around multiple times until they found their pinwheel. Many took photos and posed with their pinwheels to share with family and friends.
The project really brought our students together in mutual goal of peace!