2016 Domican Republic St. Patrick School peace quilt project - 2-1-pageFrom the St. Patrick School of Santo Domingo 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, Elementary Principal, 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

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

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.

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