Students plant pinwheels for peace and unity

This is an image of Enders Road Elementary School's front lawn, which features dozens of pinwheels.
Dozens of colorful pinwheels featuring messages of peace and unity blanket Enders Road Elementary School’s front lawn.

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

In September, the Fayetteville-Manlius 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 are 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.

International Day of Peace is observed each year on Sept. 21.