DOMINICAN REPUBLIC St.Patrick School

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

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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.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Bosque School

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From the Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico we have received this design which has been created by Sierra Kosel in 8th grade. Sierra used both pencil and watercolour to bring her design to life, and the original is 8.5″ x 12″.

“The Bosque School is proud to be able to participate in this momentous endeavour.” Alaura Nellos 8th grade Art teacher

Thank you so much to Sierra and her teacher Alaura for sending us this col0urful piece.

 American Flag Meaning
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valor, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.

Interesting American Flag Fact:
The American flag is often called “the stars and stripes” or “Old Glory.”

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Saint George School

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Daniela Figueroa

We welcome these great designs from the Saint George School Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. The winning design (above) has been drawn by Daniela Figueroa age 14.

Daniela says: We all wish for peace because without it, we won’t progress.

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Andrea Seravalle
This second design has been created by Andrea Seravalle age 15.                                                                           
Andrea says: We all wish for PEACE so we can LIVE free.
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Gabriella Marquez

Gabriella Marquez age 14 has done this creative design.

Gabriella says:  We all wish for Peace because Peace gives us wings and it frees our world.

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Maiah Welle

The fourth design has been drawn by Maiah Welle age 15.

Maiah says: We wish for peace because we want to stop war.

A big thank you to all students and staff involved in the school’s art competition for the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project. Many thanks to Victoria Yoh, Visual Arts for coordinating the project in the school. Additional thank you to Valinda Vasquez, Director of International Projects for her valued support.

“Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no Art” -Leonardo Da Vinci

The Dominican Republic flag image - free download

Dominican Republic Flag Meaning:
The flag of the Dominican Republic was designed by founding father Juan Pablo Duarte, and adopted in 1844. It is centered with a white cross that extends to the edges and divides the flag into four rectangles. The colour blue is for liberty, red for the blood of heroes, and white for salvation. A small coat of arms rests at the centre of the flag.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Manzano Day School, Albuquerque

2016 United States by Piper

Thank you to all the students and staff from Manzano Day School in Albuquerque, U.S. and to Piper from 3rd grade for the winning design in their school’s competition.

Piper says: We all wish for peace so no more war and suffering will happen again. 

1) What was in your mind when you were creating your drawing?

When Piper was creating the drawing, she was very interested in symbols for peace, particularly the dove and olive branch. She felt that these two things were very important to her picture so that her message could be understood even if someone could not understand English.

 2) Why do you think peace is important?

Piper feels that peace is important so that the pain of war will forever be ended.

Channery Nakai, coordinator of the project said, “She was creative in creating the American flag by turning the stars and stripes into leaves on the tree. Thanks for letting me participate in this again! It really is an honour.”

Additional thanks to Channery as for 2012, Channery helped coordinate the project in one of the Albanian schools. The Schools’ International Peace Quilt team are very grateful that Channery has followed the project on for 2016

Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world.

 American Flag Meaning:
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valour, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.

Interesting American Flag Fact:
The American flag is often called “the stars and stripes” or “Old Glory.”

 

JAMAICA, Hillel Academy High School

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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.

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, Charlotte Amalie High School, St Thomas

Wazah James
Wazah James

To represent the US Virgin Islands, this colourful design has been created by Wazah James, a Grade 10 student who is 15 years old. Wazah attends the Charlotte Amalie High School, CAHS. Charlotte Amalie is the name of the only town on St. Thomas, one of the islands of this territory.

Wazah says:

We all wish for Peace because it keeps us together.

The heart above the “peace dove” is a replica of the Virgin Islands flag.  The flag looks just like the drawing! 

Thank you to everyone involved with additional thanks to Sue Boland of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands for coordinating the project.

Sue says, “Wazah will  receive a $100 cash prize from our Rotary group and we are also donating $100 to the school for art supplies.  It was a fun project and I thank you for asking us to participate.”

 

Virgin Islands (United States) Flag Meaning:
The letters V and I, on either side of the eagle stand for the Virgin Islands. The three arrows being held by the eagle symbolize St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John; which are the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. The eagle holds the olive leaf in the other claw.The white base of the flag symbolizes purity, and the eagle is displayed with the shield of the United States on its chest.

CONNECTICUT,The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School and the Fred D. Wish School

Well done to everyone involved from The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School and the Fred D. Wish School in Hartford Connecticut for their participation in The Schools International Peace Quilt project.

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The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School Quilt above, with Ed Johnetta Miller, the schools Principal, textile students (Grades 2 to 6), a mom who comes and volunteers sitting on the floor.

Panels of  The Noah Webster Quilt below

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Fred D. Wish School Quilt above and students from the Sankofa After School Program. All students have done the quilting under the supervision of Ed Johnetta Miller.

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Their participation is all the more meaningful as Ed Johnetta  Miller contacted us in early November 2012 wishing to be a part of this message. Shortly after in early December a Connecticut Elementary school lived through unexplainable events where precious lives were lost.

After these events, these particular schools lived through difficult times , before  the children began work in the early part of the year on two peace quilts, one to represent each school.Great work by everyone involved.

American Flag Meaning:
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valor, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS The St Thomas Boys and Girls School

United States Virgin Islands

We welcome the United States Virgin Islands to the Schools International Peace Quilt Project which brings the total of Countries now included to 201.

Sue Boland, President of the Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands gives us a description of images received.

“These drawings were done by 8 year old kids.  It is interesting what they chose to represent our beautiful islands.  The first drawing palm trees (we have many) a fisherman and fish (favourite pastime of many) also birds and goats (we have many) and of course white fluffy clouds and sun ( the sun shines most of the time)…”

“The second drawing has palm trees and sun but has also added a mocko jumbie (stilt walker of which we have many) also three boys playing steel pans (the islands favorite music makers are the steel pans) a house and in the bottom right corner a tourist basking in the sun (our primary industry is tourism – today we have eight cruise ships in port).

These kids are special for although life has not been fair for them – they are beautiful and happy getting the loving attention of the dedicated adults that take care of them on a daily basis.

The Boys and Girls Club is supported by our Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  I am delighted that you contacted me about the wonderful Int’l Peace Quilt project that you have been an instrumental part of.  It is exciting and I am so pleased to have our United States Virgin Islands  be a part of.  The dream of peace throughout the world is something we have all prayed for over a life time – I hope the youth of the world can make it happen.”

Sue Boland, President of the Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Thank you so much to Sue and all the kids involved, it is fantastic to receive your images of the islands and so join in the Int’l Peace Quilt project.

Virgin Islands (United States) Flag Meaning:
The letters V and I, on either side of the eagle stand for the Virgin Islands. The three arrows being held by the eagle symbolize St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John; which are the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. The eagle holds the olive leaf in the other claw.The white base of the flag symbolizes purity, and the eagle is displayed with the shield of the United States on its chest.

DOMINICA, Orion Academy

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.

http://dominicavibes.dm/news/orion-academy-represents-dominica-in-international-peacequilt-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.

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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.

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