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.



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


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.

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.


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