IRAQ, Junior Private School

1 Feb

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From the Junior Private School in Iraq we have received many designs. Thank you to each and every student for their lovely works. This first design has been drawn by Ali Sarwat Majed from Grade 7

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Next we have designs by Lano Xasraw Grade 4, Mina Abdullah Grade 6 and Aisha Sinan Taha Grade 7.

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The next two designs have been created by Zhir Omer Osman Grade 9 and Sara Jawad Mohmed Grade 7.

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Peace by Lara Ahmed Saleh in Grade 7

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Justice, Peace, Hope, Love, Joy, Happiness, Truce, Faith, Kindness by  Raz Kawa Grade 7.

2016 Iraq aaaaa (2)We care about Peace because we are the same by Aisha Sinan Taha Grade 7.

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Designs by Ali Sarwat Majed Grade 7, Meer Zana Grade 6, Zanyar Hama Zyad Grade 7 and Helen Hewa in Grade 4.

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Don’t let the behaviour of others destroy your inner Peace by Sarah Jawad in Grade 7

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Peace of Earth drawn by Fatima Ali in Grade 6

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 Two designs by Bana Aram Grade 6 and Nma Mahdi Aziz Grade 8.

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Thank you to Lazya Shaduman Grade 7, Zhala Omer Osman Grade 9 and Masty Mahmod Grade 9 for these drawings.

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Peace by Sara Jawad Mohmed Grade 7

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Peace is Life by Heshu Mohemed Grade 7

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Peace is our Life by Ali Sarwat Majed Grade 7.

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Lovely designs by Rozi Wirya Grade 6, Sara Jawad Grade 7 and Masty Mahmod from Grade 4.

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Well done to Fatma Ali Grade 6 for the first colourful design. The second piece has been done by Raza Kawa Grade 7.

Raza says: We are all a family together, No more war, live peace, live happily. Love each other, don’t fight, help others – Smile. Peace in Kurdistan.

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Here we have designs by Sako Mahmud Faraj Grade 6 and Rawan Waqas Grade 4. The third design by Zhala Omer Osman Grade 9 shows her expression of peace with flowers coming from the gun, while design 4 by Anya Hawkar Grade 7 says ‘no more war’ within her dove design.

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Thank you to Banu Azad in Grade 8 for this descriptive design.

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‘Peace’ by Zhir Omer Osman Grade 9.

Special thanks to the schools Principal Ranj and Mr Herdi for coordinating the project in the Junior Private School in Iraq and to the many students who have done such a wonderful job with their designs.

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Flag Description


The National Flag of Kurdistan consists of a tricolor field and central emblem. Red stands for the martyrs of Kurdistan and the continued struggle for freedom. White stands for peace, freedom and equality. Green stands for Kurdistan’s nature, mountains, life and vitality. The sun disk (“Rozh” “Roj” “Roush”) has 21 rays, equal in size and shape and represents bright and freedom.  The number 21 holds importance in the ancient Yazdani religious traditions of the Kurds.








30 Jan

2016 USA

From the Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico we have received this design which has been created by Sierra Kosel in 8th grade. Sierra used both pencil and watercolour to bring her design to life, and the original is 8.5″ x 12″.

“The Bosque School is proud to be able to participate in this momentous endeavour.” Alaura Nellos 8th grade Art teacher

Thank you so much to Sierra and her teacher Alaura for sending us this col0urful piece.

 American Flag Meaning
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valor, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.

Interesting American Flag Fact:
The American flag is often called “the stars and stripes” or “Old Glory.”

SOUTH KOREA, Busan International Foreign School

25 Jan
2016 Fiona BIFS South Korea
Here we have two artworks that were chosen among the entire grade 5 batch for Busan International Foreign School, South Korea.
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The first design has been created by Isabella and the second by Fiona. Thank you so much to both girls for their great work.
Here’s what the artists have to say:
Isabella says, “My artwork shows friendship, kindness and love, which I think the whole world needs. Peace is important to make the world a safe place to live in.”
Fiona says, “My artwork is a combination of different symbols of peace that sum-up love in the world. I think everybody should be an advocate of peace and to start in
school to make it a friendlier place for everyone.”

Much appreciation to everyone in Grade 5 and to André Quimpo PYP Visual Art Teacher for being such an amazing supporter of this project.


South Korean Flag Meaning:
White is a traditional colour of the Korean people. The emblem in the centre of the South Korean flag represents the dual forces of yin (blue) and yang (red). The yin and yang balance each other and maintain a harmonious existence by being complementary opposites, positive and negative, active and passive, male and female, night and day, good and evil and so on. Yin is the passive or static mode and yang the active or dynamic mode. The trigrams represent the elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal.


22 Jan

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From the Netherlands we have received this lovely design which has been drawn by Damaris Andrade  age 15. Damaris produced the  drawing with the help of the schools cultural-artistical education teacher Daniëlle Bosman and her English teacher Chantal Laarman.

Damaris says: We all wish for peace because this is the way to happiness.

Damaris went on to answer the following questions:

What was in your mind when you were creating your drawing?
This drawing represents what peace feels like for me. Different cultures live in this world. Together, they form a brotherhood. Racism destroys this brotherhood, but peace unites it.

Why do you think peace is important?
Peace means love and happiness. Without peace you have neither.

A huge thank you to Chantal Laarman and everyone involved from the CSG Augustinus school.

Netherlands Flag Meaning:
The red stripe which was originally orange, along with the white and blue stripes, are based on the heraldic colors (coat of arms) of Prince William of Orange, who led the fight for Dutch independence.

Happy New Year – 2015 in review

30 Dec

Happy New Year and all the best for 2016.

Céad míle beannachta.
One hundred thousand blessings.

A huge thank you to all supporters of the Schools’ International Peace Quilt Project, without you all it would not be possible! Following are the 2015 stats which show that the children’s lovely art work has reached people in 196 countries of the world.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

HONG KONG,School of Creativity

24 Dec


From the School of Creativity, Hong Kong…

This first design is by Pallas Lo age 13  whose quote reads: We wish for peace because we and the nature are one family!!

These next two drawings are by Leung Tsz Ching, Nicole age 10 and Liang Cheuk Lam age 11.

We wish for peace because there is only one earth, our planet home.

We wish for peace because love and harmony is everyone’s dream.

Followed by We wish for peace because we are one family by Chan Hui Man age 9.

We wish for peace because life is precious! by Cheung Ming Yan, Sophia age 11.

And, We wish for peace because we want to build a better future! by Queenie Law age 12.

We wish for peace because we need it ! by Peng Yuen Lam age 9

We wish for peace because we can live in dignity and show our talents! by Leung Chi Man age 10

We wish for peace because life is valuable! by Louie Rachel age 10

We wish for peace because living in love and happiness is everyone’s dream by Keung Lo age 5

The final two designs have been created by Chang Nga Ting age 14 and Chan Wing Chi, Vinci age 6.

We wish for peace because our world needs it!

We wish for peace because we love our world.

Well done  and thank you to all the students from the School of Creativity in Hong Kong, China. Also special thanks to their teacher Stephanie Yip for coordination of the project in this school.

Flag of Hong Kong

The flag of Hong Kong features a white, stylised, five-petal Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia blakeana) flower in the centre of a red field. The red symbolises China as well as being a traditional colour for happiness. The flag of Hong Kong was first officially hoisted on 1 July 1997, in the handover ceremony marking the transfer of sovereignty.

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SWEDEN, Stockholm International School

23 Dec



Thank you to Raphaelle Schenk aged 16 for this design from the Stockholm International School, Sweden.

Raphaelle’s design reads: We all wish for peace because we want equality

Raphaelle further explains her motivation behind her lovely drawing.

What was on your mind when you were creating your drawing?

I was thinking about a world where everyone is equal. The bird represents equality and freedom.

Why do you think peace is important?

Peace is important internationally because without it, the world would be chaos. Peace allows us to grow together, happily, as individuals and a population.

A heartfelt thank you to Ms Deidre Smith, Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) coordinator grade 11 and to the team of  senior students who helped to organise the project in the Stockholm International School. We are delighted to have young people of Sweden included in the 2016 International Peace Quilt.

Swedish Flag Meaning:
The Swedish flag was officially adopted in 1906 and is made up of a yellow cross on a blue background. The flag is likely based on the flag of Denmark; while the yellow and blue originate from the Swedish Coat of Arms which features three yellow crowns on a blue base. The cross, common to most Scandinavian flags, represents Sweden’s link to the other Scandinavian countries.

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