DOMINICA, Orion Academy

11 May

This design has been creatively and colourfully done in water colours. Both Samara Burton and Marissa Norris fourth form high school students have worked together on this for young people of Orion Academy and Dominica. Well done to them.

We all wish for Peace because Harmony is not beyond our reach

“Samara and Marissa’s view on the subject of world peace, has been beautifully captured by the colourful nationalistic images that they wove together.
The drawing depicts the island of Dominica on the globe, in all its mountainous majesty, with child-like figures, representing our Kalinago and predominantly negro populations, standing close to our coast-line (where settlements – villages, have been established).  The doves of peace flutter around, with the Dominican flag proudly held by the child of our indigenous race.  The two hands that traverse the painting, portray the different races through-out the world, reaching forward to clasp in a demonstration of goodwill, harmony, togetherness and ultimately, PEACE.”    Anne Burton.

Thank you so much to Anne Burton,the schools relatively new Principal and Member of the Board of Trustees for helping to have young people of Dominica represented in this Project.

The ethos of the school is to provide a holistic education in small classes. Students are encouraged to work independently and to carry out research and to seek out information for themselves. Orion seeks to develop independent thinkers and also to develop the whole child. Orion is an equal opportunity school and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race or ethnicity, sex, color, religion or economic status.

The ten green stars, which are the traditional symbol of hope, represent the ten parishes of Dominica. The Sisserou Parrot is the national bird of Dominica and symbolizes flight towards greater heights and fulfillment of aspirations.


3 Responses to “DOMINICA, Orion Academy”

  1. Joan May 15, 2012 at 20:34 #

    Love the painting Dominica. Hats off to Samara and Marissa.


  2. lizziemad May 16, 2012 at 00:01 #

    Very proud of Samara and Marissa for representing Orion and Dominica, but especially for spreading peace in the world!

  3. j. Morvan May 23, 2012 at 14:40 #

    Very creative and well illustrated. The message of peace could not have been depicted clearer. Well done and keep up the good work.

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