A paper chain, pinwheels, and a human peace symbol adorned Weston Middle School on Friday, Sept. 21, in honor of the International Day of Peace.
Peace Day, as it is also called, was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.
The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982, and has become an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations across the world to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
On Friday, Sept. 21, students watched a video about Peace Day and wrote peace messages on paper to create a large paper chain. They also created pinwheels with messages for “whirled peace” and planted them outside the school.
The spinning of the pinwheels in the wind was meant to convey the thought of spreading feelings about peace throughout the country and the world.
As a finale to Peace Day, students and teachers formed a human peace symbol on the football field.