Mrs. Vien and her art classes celebrated International Peace Day as part of a global peace initiative. Her goal was to creatively use art as a vehicle to promote peace by having over 75 students make pinwheels, and then create a human peace sign.
According to www.pinwheelsforpeace.com, “Everyday, we are bombarded with television images, video games, music, and magazine articles/newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society and, for some, it is a way of life. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace project, we can make a public visual statement about our feelings about war/ peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity and, in some way, maybe, awaken the public and let them know what we are thinking.”
Overall, our students enjoyed the project and the meaning behind it. It was a great way for Horizon to raise awareness and to encourage people to peacefully resolve conflicts worldwide and at home.