Students and teachers at Noah Wallace School celebrated National Peace Day on Friday, September 20. Through a "Peace Pinwheel Ceremony" students shared their thoughts for peace through poetry, pledges and singing.
Every student created and decorated a pinwheel with their own personal peace pledge. Pledges ranged from vowing to help save the planet to being nicer to little brothers and sisters. The pinwheels were added to the decorations on the school grounds -- several were laid out on the playground spelling the word "HOPE" with the "O" as a peace sign.
Fourth grader Ritikah Parikh and third grader Diana Jedrychowski hosted the ceremony, in which students representing all grade levels shared their pledges and poems. Music teacher Betty Kenyon lead the song "We Shall Overcome" as students sang, joined hands, and made peace signs. The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence for peace and hope.