Art Teaches Peace

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Students at Ann MacArthur Primary School and Locust Valley Intermediate School have done their part to support world peace.  In recognition of World Peace Day on September 21, students participated in the “Pinwheels for Peace” project, an International art initiative.

From kindergarten to fifth grade, art classes created pinwheels and then planted them in front of the school on World Peace Day. Art teacher Dana Ettinger organized Locust Valley’s participation in the event and said it was a great opportunity to exhibit student art and to make a statement about peace in a non-political way.

“Focusing on peace can mean so many things. For these students, we hope it means treating each other well –keeping peace amongst friends,” explained Ms. Ettinger. She added that in addition to reinforcing peaceful behavior, students used their art skills to create the pinwheels – and had fun doing it!

Special thanks to the LVEPC for volunteering time to help plant the pinwheels outside of AMP and LVI.