JAMAICA, Hillel Academy High School

Christina Changpong
Christina Changpong

Students from the Hillel Academy High School in Kingston, Jamaica submit their designs for the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt. The first design has been created by Christina Changpong age 12.

Christina says: We all wish for peace because peace is another word for love. Peace reminds everyone not to hate.

Ganga Laheja
Ganga Laheja

This second design has been done by Ganga Laheja age 12.

Ganga says: PEACE is important because it brings joy, happiness, friendship, love and much more in our lives so that we can live in harmony.

Rachel Chandley
Rachel Chandley

The third design has been drawn by Rachel Chandley age 12.

Rachel says: If we had peace the world would be happier and there would be no war or violence. People also would not have to steal or kill to survive.

A big thank you to everyone involved, to Angela Worton for coordination, to all staff and to all students who played their part.

Description of Flag

The flag of Jamaica has two diagonal yellow lines forming a cross on the flag, which section it off in four parts. The top and bottom sections are equal-sized green triangles, and the left and right sections are equal-sized black triangles.

The Jamaican flag is symbolized by the motto: ‘Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth’. The black triangles represent the adversity Jamaica has overcome and for hardships it may have in the future. The green triangles represent hope and agriculture and the golden saltire (diagonal cross) stands for the mineral wealth of Jamaica and sunlight.

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