Pinwheels for Peace Project at Old Davie School

[Town of Davie Press release]

Old Davie School
Old Davie School

September 13, 2010, Davie, Florida: The Old Davie School Historical Museum plans to take part in Pinwheels for Peace, an international art and literacy project, started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida. The project is a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, on September 21, 2005, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning approximately 500,000 pinwheels. Last year, it was estimated that, there were over 3 million pinwheels spinning all over the world. Locally, Old Davie School Historical Museum will be coordinating the Pinwheels for Peace project this year.

Students can make a pinwheel with messages of peace during the Back to School Bluegrass & BBQ on Sunday, September 19, 2010, between 12-5 p.m., at the Old Davie School located at 6650 Griffin Road. The pinwheels will be “planted” on International Peace Day, September 21.

Old Davie School Historical Museum will create pinwheels of all shapes and sizes for the children to write thoughts about war, peace, tolerance, and living in harmony with others. In addition, they will draw, paint, collage, etc. to visually express their feelings. The pinwheels will be on display at the museum as a public statement, and as an art exhibit and installation for International Day of Peace, on September 21.

For more information, go to www.pinwheelsforpeace.com, or contact Leslie Schroeder at Old Davie School Historical Museum at 954-797-1044.

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