Enders Road students plant pinwheels for peace

Colorful pinwheels are on display in front of an elementary school building
A garden featuring colorful, whirling pinwheels marks the front of Enders Road Elementary School.

To help build a positive school community, Enders Road Elementary School students recently decorated and planted in front of their school dozens of colorful pinwheels.

In September, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District students participated in an international initiative called Pinwheels for Peace. The project encourages students to use visual artwork and words to express feelings of respect, peace, tolerance and living in harmony.

The colorful spinners were on display in front of the school to help spread love and peace with all who pass by them.

Pinwheels for Peace started in 2005 by two Florida art teachers who were seeking a way to observe International Day of Peace within their school. Since then, more than 4 million pinwheels have been created in classrooms across the globe. F-M’s elementary schools have been participating in the project for nearly a decade.

Dozens of pinwheels cover a grassy area in front of an elementary school
Colorful pinwheels blanket Enders Road Elementary School’s front lawn. The pinwheels were made and planted into the grassy area by students as part of a project that promotes peace and unity.