A field of handcrafted pinwheels bloomed at Emerson on International Peace Day, September 21. They joined millions of pinwheels in schoolyards, parks and roadways around the world, part of the Pinwheels for Peace project. Near and far, the pinwheels made a visual statement of unity, and whirled a message of hope and harmony, tolerance and cooperation.
Emerson’s celebration was an all-school, all-out event. Lower school students crafted their pinwheels with color and design and words of inspiration. Middle schoolers lent a hand with assembly. Everyone gathered to “plant” the pinwheels and to appreciate the collective effect in their schoolyard and beyond. Peace!