Pinwheels for Peace at Timber Point
Students at Timber Point Elementary School in East Islip celebrated the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 by creating “Pinwheels for Peace” and participating in various other Peace Day projects and activities. According to Principal Lisa Belz, the purpose was to “recognize, understand and help create a culture of peace.”
“The fifth grade in particular created their own quotes for peace, listened to and analyzed the words of Martin Luther King's ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, learned how to say 'peace' in many languages, and designed Pinwheels for Peace which are displayed on the bulletin board in the hallway,” said Timber Point teacher Carol Wilson.
The International Day of Peace, also unofficially known as World Peace Day, has been observed every Sept. 21 since 1982 and is dedicated to the concept of peace, specifically the absence of war and violence.