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Dickinson Celebrates Pinwheels for Peace

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Dickinson Avenue School launched its Pinwheels for Peace program this year – just virtually! Staff focused on the importance of creating positive relationships, kindness and respect for others through this world-wide project.

The Pinwheels for Peace Project launched in 2005 through the efforts of two art teachers in Florida. In the project’s first year, held on the International Day of Peace in September, more than 500,000 pinwheels spun in over 1,325 locations around the world.

This year, DAS students created their own “whirled” peace displaying these artistic pinwheels. They decorated them with words of peace and harmony in Mrs. Amato's art class as they learned about respect, kindness and peace.

According to fifth grade student Demetrios Liaskos, "Peace means to be kind and friendly to everyone." Second grader Katerina Liaskos echoed those sentiments. "Peace to me means showing love and kindness and being friendly,” she said. First grader Gabriel Affatato said, “Peace means just being calm.”

Over 5 million pinwheels were displayed this year across the world with the theme "Creating Whirled Peace!"

DAS created this video capturing the essence of this meaningful project instead of assembling as a school on the building’s front lawn. View the video below.