Students from Peconic Community School in Aquebogue celebrated International Day of Peace on September 21 by asking themselves, “What is peace?” The school’s Upper Primary class pondered the meaning of peace and wrote their thoughts about it on photographs of their hands creating the peace sign.
“This project was really just student perspectives and responses to what peace is,” said the class’s teacher Shannon Timoney. “After a week fully engaged in researching and thinking about peace, students were invited to share their own definitions and explanations.”
The International Day of Peace, aka Peace Day, is observed around the world each year on September 21. It was established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, and provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.
“Their words truly reflect their personal beliefs about peace. Our main focus was that peace is more than just a feeling of quiet or calmness, it takes work and action,”