NEW ZEALAND, Botany Downs Secondary School

This is the New Zealand design from the year 10 students in Botany Downs Secondary school. Thank you to Jennifer Kirkham and Megan Cunningham who masterminded the International Peace Quilt Project in this school. Also a very special thank you to Demi Seymour who created this wonderful design which was the winner from a school-wide competition.

Demi says:  We all wish for Peace because war doesn’t solve anything.

“I was inspired by my friends. We were making a joke and I came up with the idea of a kiwi and the moon. It’s kind of random.” Demi

Please click link above for Demi’s story as featured in one of New Zealand’s newspapers.

The flag of New Zealand consists of a dark blue base with a British Union Jack in the upper left quarter. On the right side of the flag are four, five-point red stars outlined in white. The stars are positioned to represent a southern cross.

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BERMUDA, The Bermuda High School for Girls

Another fantastic drawing from the Bermuda High School for Girls. Thank you so much to Dominiquei for this one.  Children are so wonderfully creative.

Dominiquei’s message:

“We all wish for Peace because….

                        Peace + Love = Happy.”

Special thanks also to Fiona Lewis, middle and senior school Art teacher, for all your great work with this project and also in helping us reach other countries too.

Bermudan Flag Description:
The Bermudan flag consists of a red base with the British Union Jack in the top left hand corner. In the middle of the right side of the Bermudan flag, is the Bermudan coat of arms.

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BURKINA FASO, International School of Ouagadougou

“Greetings from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Thank you for letting us participate in this Peace Quilt  project. This picture is by Claierose Soriano a 5th grader at the International School of Ouagadougou,” Angel Prince, Elementary Principal.

Claierose says: “We all wish for Peace because… Friendship is happiness, happiness is being fair, being fair is to love, to love is to care, to care is to have fun, to have fun is to teach, to teach is to listen, to listen is to be respectful, to be respectful is to have peace.”

Thank you so much to Claierose and everyone involved from Burkina Faso.

The Burkina Faso flag was adopted on August 4, 1984. In August 1984 there was a coup, and the country’s name was changed from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso and the new  Burkina Faso flag was adopted. Burkina Faso roughly translates into “The land of honourable men.”

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BOTSWANA, Westwood International School

This is the drawing received today from the Westwood International School in Botswana.

Ana Vranes in Year 5, aged ten designed this work of art.

Ana’s message of peace: “We all wish for Peace because we are all the same.”

Thank you to Ana for her creativity and Amanda Williams, the Deputy Head, who coordinated the project in this school.

Thank you to everyone involved, plus we are very grateful to Lily Seleke, who saw the project through to completion for Botswana.

The colours on the Botswana flag are the same as the colours of the country’s coat of arms. The light blue represents water (the motto on the Botswana national arms is PULA, meaning “let there be rain”). The black and white stripes symbolise the racial harmony of the country’s people, as well as the pluralist nature of the society. The stripes are inspired by the zebra, the national animal of Botswana.

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