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MALTA, Xewkija Primary School

31 May

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UNITED KINGDOM St.Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School

28 May

 

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Thank you so much to the students of St. Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School, Manchester UK for taking part in the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project.

This first design has been drawn by Matthew Smith age 8 from year 3 who wrote: We all wish for peace because we want our world to be happy.

1.  “I think peace is all around the world and when people hold hands it shows the sign of peace.”
2. “I think peace is important because if there was no peace all around the world would always be in war.”
Amelia McCallum

The next drawing has been done by Amelia McCullum age 11.

Amelia says: We all wish for peace because innocent people are dying every day.

Amelia also wrote: “The news was on the telly, and it featured different countries at war.We will end up killing each other until there is no one left in the world.The world will die out because of nuclear bombs and things.”

Thank you to M Hall and all the staff in St. Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School who helped coordinate the project in this school.

 

 

British Flag History:
The British flag was adopted on January 1, 1801, making it one of the oldest flags in the world. The first British flag dates back to 1606 when it combined the flags of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Northern Ireland’s flag of St. Patrick was added in 1801 and completed the flag as we know it today. Wales isn’t represented separately on the flag because it had already been united with England by the time the first flag was formed in 1606.

The British flag’s more common name is the Union Jack.

AZERBAIJAN Khazar University Dunya School

12 May
2016 Azerbaijan Peace in picture - Sitara Alizada

Sitara Alizada

 

From Khazar University Dunya School in Azerbaijan we have received this lovely design created by Sitara Alizada in Grade 3.

Sitara wrote: If we work as a team there will be peace and love everywhere.

Thank you to Sitara who incidently produced this design in one day for the 2016 art project. Well done.

Appreciation also to Rena Hasanova who helped us coordinate the project for Azerbaijan and without whose help and support we would not have representation for this country.

The flag of Azerbaijan was officially adopted on February 5, 1991.

After gaining its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991, this flag, dating back to 1920, was hoisted for all to see. It features three equal horizontal bands of blue, red, and green. A crescent and eight-pointed star, symbols of Islam, are centered in the red band. The country had a long alliance with Turkey, and the blue color has long been associated with the Turkic peoples. Green is said to symbolize the strong European influences on local culture.

 

 

KUWAIT, New English School

3 Apr

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We welcome these lovely designs from students of the New English School in Kuwait. This first design has been drawn by Abad Ullah Awan  Class L6.2

We all want peace because it gives love no borders!

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We all wish for peace because… it is our only Future!

Jenan Razian Class 9.3

2016 Kuwait Hala AbdulGhafour 7.5-page-001We all wish for peace because we are one big happy family and together we could be a better world

Hala Abdul Ghafour Class 7.5

2016 Kuwait Tahraa Lari 9.3-page-001We all wish for peace because CHILDREN need to live PEACEFULLY 

Tahraa Lari Class 9.3

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We all wish for peace because we are humanity and humanity means every soul matters! 

 Riyam AlEnezi Class 11.7

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We all wish for peace because it will help us get along and to stop fighting.

Shahed Taj Class 9.3

A huge thank you to Tania Shah Povia for coordinating the 2016 Peace Quilt entries for Kuwait and to all the students involved. A special thanks also to the school Principal for allowing the school to participate.

Interesting Kuwait Flag Facts:

Up until 1961 the flag of Kuwait was always based on a red background.

Kuwait has used 24 different flags since 1714.

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC St.Patricks School

17 Mar

2016 Domican Republic St. Patrick School peace quilt project - 2-1-pageFrom St. Patricks School in the Dominican Republic we have received these colourful designs. Well done to every student involved.

The first design reads: We all wish for Peace because we want a better place to live!

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Worldwide Peace. Think for Better Solutions!

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Make Peace bloom in our world!

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 We all wish for peace because without it the world would have wars, depressing and sad. Peace makes the world happy and without any wars.

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We all wish for Peace because world needs it… Peace

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We all wish for peace because a world without Peace is a world without love and a world without love is…nothing!

Thank you so much to Valoree Lebron, Ms. Rosa Quiñones, Art Teacher and to all the students for their great work.

Dominican Republic Flag Meaning:
The blue in the Dominican Republic flag stands for liberty; the colour red for the fire and bloodshed of the struggle for independence; and the white cross symbolizes the sacrifice of the people.

ERITREA, Semaetat Secondary School Asmara

17 Mar

2016 Eritrea Semaetat Secondary School Asmara

From Eritrea and the Semaetat Secondary school we have received this dual design. These two designs were drawn by two boys Danait Yosief age 10 and Haben Ressom age 11 and were joined as one so as to fit the A4 required size for the International Quilt.

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The above design was drawn by Hespon Goitom age 10.

This school has done well in getting their submissions to us as they had no network in order to scan their drawings. The Headmaster went to the next village where he was able to capture the drawings by using a camera and sent them to us from there.

Thank you so much to everyone for doing what they could to be involved no matter the barriers.


Eritrean Flag Meaning:
The green stripe symbolizes the agricultural and livestock economy of Eritrea. The red stands for the blood shed during Eritrea’s struggle for independence. The blue represents the marine wealth while the yellow represents the mineral wealth of Eritrea. The olive wreath and branch on the flag originate from Eritrea’s first national flag which was used between 1952 and 1959. The olive wreath was adopted from the United Nations flag and symbolizes peace.

United Kingdom, Ogbourne St. George Primary School

8 Mar 2016 UK 2

A very well done to the young children of the Ogbourne St. George Primary School in Marlborough, Wiltshire for these lovely designs.

A selection of quotes from the children:

We all wish for peace because its quiet and has no wars.

We all wish for Peace because peace is a very nice thing.

We all wish for peace because it will help people live longer lives and make the world a happy place for everyone.

We all wish for peace because we can have love for the earth

We all wish for Peace because …. if we did not have peace the world would all fall apart.

We all wish for peace is nature by Lawrence.

We all wish for peace because we don’t like war.

This Wiltshire school teaches children to become resilient, responsible, confident learners, able to believe that they can make a difference. It also shares the following common values of Friendship, Integrity, Respect and Effort.

Thank you so much to Amanda Prout for coordinating the SIPQ 2016 project in this school and to all the children who have taken part.

British Flag History:
The British flag was adopted on January 1, 1801, making it one of the oldest flags in the world. The first British flag dates back to 1606 when it combined the flags of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Northern Ireland’s flag of St. Patrick was added in 1801 and completed the flag as we know it today. Wales isn’t represented separately on the flag because it had already been united with England by the time the first flag was formed in 1606.

The British flag’s more common name is the Union Jack.

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