We welcome the drawing to represent the young people of Tanzania in the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project.
This design is the winner from the schools contest and was created by Rylee Helbling, 7th Grader at Hope International School.
Rylee says: We all wish for peace because peace brings unity.
Well done to Rylee who also answered the additional questions:
1) What was on your mind when you were creating your drawing?
I wanted to show the beauty of Tanzania with the mountain and the bright colors. I also wanted to say something in Swahili so I chose ‘amani,’ which means peace.
2) Why do you think peace is important?
Children in the past have grown up in peace so it’s our right to be able to grow up in peace.
A huge thank you to Amanda Batterson, Curriculum and Logistics coordinator for running the contest and for sending us the schools winning piece. Also special thanks to all staff and students involved.
Tanzanian Flag Meaning: The green stripe symbolizes agriculture and the fertility of the land. The black represents the citizens of Tanzania. The blue stripe stands for the Indian Ocean which is on Tanzania’s eastern coastline, and the yellow stripe represents the country’s mineral wealth.
We have received a number of lovely drawings and designs from the Kristin Junior School in Auckland, New Zealand.
“The students designed and painted their art during an after school art class, taught by Visual Art teacher Timea Willemse. They were given the brief and ideas were shared before starting their individual work. We are very pleased with their efforts and hope that you enjoy viewing them too!”
Jane Sargeant (Y3 Teacher).
We all wish for peace because we want no war.
We all wish for peace because without war the world is beautiful and free.
We all wish for peace because we don’t want to suffer and die. We want to enjoy having a great life.
We all wish for peace because life becomes much easier if you accept apologies you never get!
We want to bring peace to the world because the world needs peace to grow.
We all wish for peace because peace means a happy life.
We all wish for peace because no one wants to get hurt.
We all wish for peace because its better than fighting.
We all wish for peace because when there is peace all animals are safe and sound!
New Zealand by Lucy Leng 4b
We all wish for peace because we need to stop war to be kind.
We all need peace because we don’t like to suffer loss as in wartime!
We all wish for peace – Bring peace not war.
We all wish for peace because we don’t like arguing.
Peace is good for us.
If you don’t show peace nobody will show peace.
We all wish for peace because we want peace for all.
We all wish for peace because death makes us sad- The Fountain of peace
A huge thank you to Principal Diana Patchett for agreeing to take part, to all the students for their wonderful work and to Timea Willemse Visual Arts and Jane Sargeant Year 3 Teacher who assisted. The school logo of a stylised dove has been used to great effect in the children’s designs.
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.
From the Students of Lycee Paul Gaugin School in Tahiti, French Polynesia we received this message.
“We are grade 10 students studying at Lycée Paul Gauguin. We are three girls, Hania, Heiariki and Leiali’I speaking on behalf of our classmates.
Last month we worked on the LPG Peace Quilt 2015, we drew drawings to show what peace means for us and we organized a poster contest.
After that, we made groups. Each group worked on a Nobel peace prize winner and we answered two questions: “What was in your mind when you were creating your drawing?” and “Why do you think peace is important?”
We did all the project with our English teacher in English class.
The students of grade 10 at LPG.
Following are the submitted writings from the students of the Lycee Paul Gaugin School in Tahiti.
When we drew our drawing we wanted to do something original and to participate in the peace quilt and Peace day. We chose this drawing to represent the LPG school on the International peace quilt 2016 Rio Games.
Peace is important for everyone, because without peace maybe there are wars in all countries. It’s important to have a good relationship with others.
Without Peace there is no world heritage, education, equality and we aren’t free.
IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE, FIGHT FOR PEACE.
Timeri, Kim, Ravea, Rémona
When we created the drawing, we put peace symbols, as the peace and love sign, the dove bird and the Buddha. We were thinking about tolerance, acceptation, love, non-violence, globally all human values, because all of them could bring peace on earth. Violence comes from bad and greedy mentalities, we wanted to show that the world misses humanity
We think peace is important because violence prevents communication, agreement; it even prevents negotiations. Communication is the basis, we don’t need wars to resolve problems, because that doesn’t resolve anything! That makes deaths, blood, tears, despair. The world doesn’t need despair, it needs love and sharing.
Bring humanity in mentalities.
Manon, Cloé, Lokelani, Tauhiti, Camille
In our mind, peace is important because without peace we will die with the wars in the world. To be happy and solidarity we need peace. When we are in peace we are not racist too. Anywhere and anytime, war is present. Nobody can escape war, anywhere we go, someone can kill us, for any reasons. Today, some countries are at the war, because peace isn’t present, they are not peaceful. At school, some students bully the others, and it’s too bad because the victim can be suicidal. Bullying isn’t like peace.
WE NEED PEACE IN THE WORLD !
Heirani, Serena, Heimanu, Cheyenne
1) Our drawing is a peace message for the countries at war to stop violence. There are lots of victims killed by terrorists or bombs. The war is scary. It’s unfair that we live in security, happiness, love and harmony in French Polynesia while teenagers in Iraq for example are massacred.
2) We need peace to have a better life and a better world. Peace is essential for a good harmony in our world and happiness for everybody. We need peace because wars destroy our world.
Wars get out of the way and let peace in the place!
Heivaiura, Ranitea, Vahiaunui, Herearii, Raimoana
1/When we created this drawing, we wanted to pass a message for the countries at war. The message is to stop war, the violence, fighting, because violence represents death.
2/At the beginning, it was homework for us. After, we realized that it was important. Peace is important for the functioning of the world because all people should be equal. The word peace means love, happiness, being together.
NG, Britch, Allison, Sharon
Above are some of the many drawings produced by the students of Lycee Paul Gaugin School in Tahiti.
1) We thought about peace symbols because everybody understands the symbols, even if other people don’t speak the same language.
2) We think peace is important because we all want a better world. Wars create a lot of wounds, destruction and despair. War shows humanity’s dark side and all the worst they are able to do. The motive to fight is often useless, stupid. We are always scared with war. Everybody needs to feel protected, safe and to be equal. We are afraid to be killed or to lose the people. War is not fair. We need peace to live together without wars.
~ With Peace, we can have a better World and a better life together ~
Eva, David, Here-Ata, Vairuna and Heimoana
A special thank you to all the students involved and to Caroline Vonsy, English teacher, for coordinating the project for French Polynesia.
The French Polynesian flag depicts a canoe (piroque), sailing under a golden sun. Its crew of five represent the five island groups: the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society and Tuamotu chains. Red and white are traditional Polynesian colours.