You've probably seen those T-shirts visualing "Whirled Peas," but on Friday you can see "Whirled Peace" in action to help you imagine world peace.
King's Ridge Christian School believes that in today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. On Friday, Sept. 21, the private school will take part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace in front of the Barbara Adler Academic Center. The program will begin with prayer around the flagpole at 8:05 AM and followed by the planting.
King’s Ridge Christian School will create pinwheels, pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – as part of the creation process. KRCS student’s will write their thoughts about "war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others" on one side. On the other side, they will draw, paint, collage, etc. to visually express their feelings. The students will assemble these pinwheels and on International Day of Peace they will "plant" their pinwheels in front of the Barbara Adler Academic Center (BAAC) as a public statement and art
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, FL, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in more than 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on Sept. 21 – there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year, more than 4 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America. Locally, King’s Ridge will be coordinating the Pinwheels for Peace project this year.
This project is non-political – peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind. To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.”
Visit Pinwheels for Peace online or contact Shuntel Beach at 770-754-5738 Ext. 270, visit for more information.