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Local Art Students for Peace

Written on:September 21, 2017
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September 21st is the International Day of Peace. Kent County High School Art teachers, Stephanie Spencer and Noel Morris, have brought to Kent County a project that was started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida. Pinwheels for Peace, an International art and literacy project.

Students have been creating pinwheels of all shapes and sizes. Part of the process was for them to write their thoughts about “war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others” on one side and on the other side, they express their feelings with art work.

The High School National Art Society Students also involved the community, working with young children at Kidspot in Chestertown on Saturday morning, September 16, 2017.

This morning (September 21st) the art students completed the project by placing pinwheels at the entrance of the High School.

Photo by SG Atkinson: Kent County High School Students place Pinwheels for Peace at the entrance of the school for International Day of Peace

Kent County High School Students place Pinwheels for Peace at the entrance of the school for International Day of Peace

Last year (year 11), 2016, over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

Kent County High School is happy to add theirs to this year’s.

Photo by SG Atkinson: KCHS Art Students - International Day of Peace
Photographs – SG Atkinson

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