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IRAQ, Junior Private School

14 Apr

A very well done to all the students from the Junior Private School in Iraq for the many designs they have created in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development of Peace.

Lovely artistic landscapes from Zhulia, Zhir, Zhala and Banu Majeed.

Thank you to Shabaz Nahro and Ara Barzan for the designs above. 

Thank you to Ngeen Sirwan, Sako Mahmud and Mohammed Ibrahem for these drawings.

Many thanks and much appreciation to Ranj and to the Junior Private school for their participation at a time when the World really does need to come together in Peace.

We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. – Martin Luther King, Jr

 

Flag Description

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The National Flag of Kurdistan consists of a tricolour field and central emblem.Red stands for the martyrs of Kurdistan and the continued struggle for freedom. White stands for peace, freedom and equality. Green stands for Kurdistan’s nature, mountains, life and vitality. The sun disk (“Rozh” “Roj” “Roush”) has 21 rays, equal in size and shape and represents bright and freedom.  The number 21 holds importance in the ancient Yazdani religious traditions of the Kurds.

 

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2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt Winning Design for Kazakhstan

3 Aug

2016 kazakhstan by Song Yeona

Congratulations to  Song Yeona in  Grade 2 from the Kazakhstan International School for her winning design. Choosing one design was very, very difficult as we have received so many that would be worthy winners. After much deliberation Song’s design has been chosen for it’s sheer simplicity and originality. It is a new idea which we hadn’t seen before. Looking at the new 2016 quilt it always seemed to catch our eye. Well done Song!

Song says: We all wish for peace because it brings happiness to the children all over the world.

A copy of ‘The Children’s Book of Peace’ with all the 2012 designs will be on it’s way to the Kazakhstan International School in due course.

Bahrain St Christopher’s School Stride for Truce

22 Jun

Bahrain Stride for Truce 2016As part of the House Sports Week, our Senior School students supported the Stride for Truce 2016 initiative on Thursday 16 June. The aim of this event was to mobilise young people all over the world for the promotion of the Olympic ideals of building a better and more peaceful world.

The Youth Olympics Oath was read over the Tannoy by Dana Tartir and students were encouraged to show good sportsmanship while competing. The Peace Day Committee, composed of Sixth Form students, organised races for Years 7, 8 and 9 including 100m sprint, 100m race walking and 100m rope skipping. 

 The Youth Olympics Oath:  In the name of all the coaches and other members of the athletes’ entourage, I promise that we shall commit ourselves to ensuring that the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play is fully adhered to and upheld in accordance with the fundamental principles of Olympism.

By Rola Al Hammoud Mathematics Teacher / Head of Year 13

As it is extremely hot in Bahrain at this time of year the event was held indoors. Races were also adapted so they were doable for the students (some were also fasting for Ramadan). A very well done to all those who participated.

Following is the link to the article on the school website

http://news.st-chris.net/2016/06/stride-for-truce/#.V2phu2Caekw

Bahrain Flag Meaning:
The triangles on the white serrated stripe represent the five pillars of Islam. The colour red is supposed to represent the Kharijite sect of Islam. Bahrain’s older flags used to be entirely red, but a white stripe was added in the 19th Century to indicate truces Bahrain had made with neighboring countries. The serrated triangles were added to the white strips to distinguish the Bahranian flag from the flags of its neighboring countries.

KUWAIT, New English School

3 Apr

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We welcome these lovely designs from students of the New English School in Kuwait. This first design has been drawn by Abad Ullah Awan  Class L6.2

We all want peace because it gives love no borders!

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We all wish for peace because… it is our only Future!

Jenan Razian Class 9.3

2016 Kuwait Hala AbdulGhafour 7.5-page-001We all wish for peace because we are one big happy family and together we could be a better world

Hala Abdul Ghafour Class 7.5

2016 Kuwait Tahraa Lari 9.3-page-001We all wish for peace because CHILDREN need to live PEACEFULLY 

Tahraa Lari Class 9.3

2016 Kuwait Riyam AlEnezi 11.7

We all wish for peace because we are humanity and humanity means every soul matters! 

 Riyam AlEnezi Class 11.7

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We all wish for peace because it will help us get along and to stop fighting.

Shahed Taj Class 9.3

A huge thank you to Tania Shah Povia for coordinating the 2016 Peace Quilt entries for Kuwait and to all the students involved. A special thanks also to the school Principal for allowing the school to participate.

Interesting Kuwait Flag Facts:

Up until 1961 the flag of Kuwait was always based on a red background.

Kuwait has used 24 different flags since 1714.

 

IRAQ, Junior Private School

1 Feb

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From the Junior Private School in Iraq we have received many designs. Thank you to each and every student for their lovely works. This first design has been drawn by Ali Sarwat Majed from Grade 7

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Next we have designs by Lano Xasraw Grade 4, Mina Abdullah Grade 6 and Aisha Sinan Taha Grade 7.

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The next two designs have been created by Zhir Omer Osman Grade 9 and Sara Jawad Mohmed Grade 7.

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Peace by Lara Ahmed Saleh in Grade 7

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Justice, Peace, Hope, Love, Joy, Happiness, Truce, Faith, Kindness by  Raz Kawa Grade 7.

2016 Iraq aaaaa (2)We care about Peace because we are the same by Aisha Sinan Taha Grade 7.

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Designs by Ali Sarwat Majed Grade 7, Meer Zana Grade 6, Zanyar Hama Zyad Grade 7 and Helen Hewa in Grade 4.

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Don’t let the behaviour of others destroy your inner Peace by Sarah Jawad in Grade 7

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Peace of Earth drawn by Fatima Ali in Grade 6

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 Two designs by Bana Aram Grade 6 and Nma Mahdi Aziz Grade 8.

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Thank you to Lazya Shaduman Grade 7, Zhala Omer Osman Grade 9 and Masty Mahmod Grade 9 for these drawings.

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Peace by Sara Jawad Mohmed Grade 7

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Peace is Life by Heshu Mohemed Grade 7

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Peace is our Life by Ali Sarwat Majed Grade 7.

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Lovely designs by Rozi Wirya Grade 6, Sara Jawad Grade 7 and Masty Mahmod from Grade 4.

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Well done to Fatma Ali Grade 6 for the first colourful design. The second piece has been done by Raza Kawa Grade 7.

Raza says: We are all a family together, No more war, live peace, live happily. Love each other, don’t fight, help others – Smile. Peace in Kurdistan.

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Here we have designs by Sako Mahmud Faraj Grade 6 and Rawan Waqas Grade 4. The third design by Zhala Omer Osman Grade 9 shows her expression of peace with flowers coming from the gun, while design 4 by Anya Hawkar Grade 7 says ‘no more war’ within her dove design.

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Thank you to Banu Azad in Grade 8 for this descriptive design.

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‘Peace’ by Zhir Omer Osman Grade 9.

Special thanks to the schools Principal Ranj and Mr Herdi for coordinating the project in the Junior Private School in Iraq and to the many students who have done such a wonderful job with their designs.

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Flag Description

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The National Flag of Kurdistan consists of a tricolor field and central emblem. Red stands for the martyrs of Kurdistan and the continued struggle for freedom. White stands for peace, freedom and equality. Green stands for Kurdistan’s nature, mountains, life and vitality. The sun disk (“Rozh” “Roj” “Roush”) has 21 rays, equal in size and shape and represents bright and freedom.  The number 21 holds importance in the ancient Yazdani religious traditions of the Kurds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH KOREA, Busan International Foreign School

25 Jan
2016 Fiona BIFS South Korea
Here we have two artworks that were chosen among the entire grade 5 batch for Busan International Foreign School, South Korea.
2016 Isabella BIFS South Korea (Custom)
The first design has been created by Isabella and the second by Fiona. Thank you so much to both girls for their great work.
Here’s what the artists have to say:
Isabella says, “My artwork shows friendship, kindness and love, which I think the whole world needs. Peace is important to make the world a safe place to live in.”
Fiona says, “My artwork is a combination of different symbols of peace that sum-up love in the world. I think everybody should be an advocate of peace and to start in
school to make it a friendlier place for everyone.”

Much appreciation to everyone in Grade 5 and to André Quimpo PYP Visual Art Teacher for being such an amazing supporter of this project.

 

South Korean Flag Meaning:
White is a traditional colour of the Korean people. The emblem in the centre of the South Korean flag represents the dual forces of yin (blue) and yang (red). The yin and yang balance each other and maintain a harmonious existence by being complementary opposites, positive and negative, active and passive, male and female, night and day, good and evil and so on. Yin is the passive or static mode and yang the active or dynamic mode. The trigrams represent the elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal.

HONG KONG,School of Creativity

24 Dec

2016 HK PALLAS LO

From the School of Creativity, Hong Kong…

This first design is by Pallas Lo age 13  whose quote reads: We wish for peace because we and the nature are one family!!

These next two drawings are by Leung Tsz Ching, Nicole age 10 and Liang Cheuk Lam age 11.

We wish for peace because there is only one earth, our planet home.

We wish for peace because love and harmony is everyone’s dream.

Followed by We wish for peace because we are one family by Chan Hui Man age 9.

We wish for peace because life is precious! by Cheung Ming Yan, Sophia age 11.

And, We wish for peace because we want to build a better future! by Queenie Law age 12.

We wish for peace because we need it ! by Peng Yuen Lam age 9

We wish for peace because we can live in dignity and show our talents! by Leung Chi Man age 10

We wish for peace because life is valuable! by Louie Rachel age 10

We wish for peace because living in love and happiness is everyone’s dream by Keung Lo age 5

The final two designs have been created by Chang Nga Ting age 14 and Chan Wing Chi, Vinci age 6.

We wish for peace because our world needs it!

We wish for peace because we love our world.

Well done  and thank you to all the students from the School of Creativity in Hong Kong, China. Also special thanks to their teacher Stephanie Yip for coordination of the project in this school.

Flag of Hong Kong

The flag of Hong Kong features a white, stylised, five-petal Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia blakeana) flower in the centre of a red field. The red symbolises China as well as being a traditional colour for happiness. The flag of Hong Kong was first officially hoisted on 1 July 1997, in the handover ceremony marking the transfer of sovereignty.

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