Pinwheels for peace

E.P. Rayzor Elementary School students in Lantana pose after placing their pinwheels in the shape of a peace sign on International Peace Day on Sept. 21.

Started by two Florida art teachers in 2005 as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in their lives, Pinwheels for Peace uses pinwheels to remind others of childhood – a time in their lives when things were peaceful and joyful.

More than three million pinwheels were created by students and planted in more than 3,000 locations across North and South America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East last year.

Students and staff at eight Denton Independent School District elementary schools observed International Peace Day.

Various Denton ISD art teachers have been involved with the movement for at least three years, helping students express their creativity through peace-inspired art.

Pictured above (from left to right) are: Riley Jahnke, Brody Hanley, Leah Stolfus, Jake Williams, Madison Stover, Charlie Williams, Lauren Moore and Dylan Jahnke.


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