ICCS Students Participate in Pinwheels for Peace Project
On Sunday, Sept. 21, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School students took part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels they created, with messages of peace, on the school and Cathedral campus.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. Since its inception in 2005, it has spread to include participation from schools across the globe in North America, South America, the Middle East, Canada, Asia, and Africa.
The Pinwheels project is non-political, as peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war. It can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind. To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.”
ICCS art teacher Deidre Seymour led the students in this special project.