In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. On September 21, 2017, students at Canfield High School plan to take part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at the main entrance to the high school.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, in Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21st - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year 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.
On September 21st keep a lookout for the pinwheels – the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and the world!