CLARK — On Sept. 21, St. Agnes School in Clark participated in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at the school. The students took part in the activity during St. Agnes School’s Anti- Bullying Week.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.
Students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes under the guidance of St. Agnes School art teacher Lina Crincoli. As part of the creation process, the students wrote their thoughts about war and peace, tolerance and living in harmony with others on one side and on the other side, they painted pictures to visually express their feelings.
The students assembled their pinwheels and on International Day of Peace they “planted” their pinwheels as a public statement and art exhibit.
In another activity, students and faculty wore their pajamas to school one day as part of the school’s Anti-Bullying Week. This day was named “Put Bullying to Rest”.