ARGENTINA, Comercial N° 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School

Camila Gómez
Camila Gómez

Students of Comercial N° 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School in Argentina have submitted these wonderful designs. The first one has been drawn by Camila Gómez   1° 3° T.M. and was voted the piece to represent Argentina by the jury composed of the principal: Gabriela Gramont, the design professor: Sabrina Idaberry and the student: Carla Palermo, who made the drawing in  the 2012 SIPQ.

Camila’s quote reads: “Queremos la paz porque queremos ser felices”

“We all wish for peace because we want to be happy”

The first design above has been done by Aylén Chávez, Bárbara Junco,  Sheyla Alarcón, Micaela Medina, Abigail Namaka, Oriana  Fortuna and Milagros Balbuena  1°2° T.M. 

“Queremos la paz porque todavía hay esperanza”

“We all wish for peace because there is still hope”

The design alongside has been drawn by Bradly Navarro, Gustavo Cabral, Alexis Ibañez and Francisco Quispe 1°2° T.M.

“Queremos la paz porque queremos vivir mejor”

“We all wish for peace because we want to live better”

The first of these pictures has been drawn by Charly Choque Flores and Ricardo Tocón Cardozo. 

“Queremos paz en el mundo porque no queremos más guerras”

“We all wish for peace in the world because we don’t want more wars”

The next one is by Heber Barbieri and Thomás González  1°2° T.M.

“Queremos la paz porque no queremos más guerras”

We all wish for peace because we don’t want more wars”

Next in line we have a drawing by Martín Giménez  1°2° T.T. whose quote reads:

“Paz y amor. La unión hace la fuerza.”

“Peace & love. Unity makes strength”

Then we have La Paz by  Priscilla and Antonella Iabichella  1°2° T.M.

“Queremos la paz para que el mundo sea más tranquilo”

“We all wish for peace for the world to be peaceful”

8The final design has been created by Bárbara Ponce, Belén de María, María Ibañez y Franco Castro 1° 2° T.M.

“La paz exige cuatro condiciones esenciales: verdad, justicia, amor y libertad”

“Peace requires four essential conditions: truth, justice, love and freedom”.

A huge thank you to all those involved and to Paula Burd who coordinated the project for Argentina.

Interesting Argentine Flag Facts:
Argentines call the blue colour of their national flag ‘celeste’, which is the colour of the day sky seen from normal angles of sight.

When ceremonially carried, the Argentine flag and flag bearers are subject to certain particular and elaborate practices set by law and flags are always carried with at least two escorts.

Argentine’s flag bearers usually have to go through a screening process and in schools there is strong competition by students to achieve the honour. Often students with the best grades are chosen to be Argentine’s flag carriers.

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PERU,La Union School

2016 Peru DRAWING

From the La Union School in Lima, Peru we have received this symbolic design which has been drawn by a 15 year old female student.

We all wish for peace because we want a world without wars and better education globally.

This student went on the answer the following questions.

  1. What was on your mind when you were creating your drawing?

I was thinking that we have to work together to make peace possible around the world. In my drawing I drew people holding the world, to show how important it is to be united.

2. Why do you think peace is important?

I think peace is important because everybody is living in a state of panic due to the terrorist attacks around the world. Many people are fighting each other and when people fight, they die and there is a lot of sadness. Peace gives us happiness and we become better people in many aspects.

A big thank you to Maria Esther Linares, Head of English for coordination of the project in Peru and to all other staff and students involved.

Peruvian Flag Meaning:
The red stripes represent the blood spilt for Peruvian freedom; while the white stands for peace
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Saint George School, Dominican Republic “Displays the Quilt”

Dominican RepublicWe are delighted that the Schools’ International Peace Quilt has eventually made it to the Saint George  School in the Dominican Republic. Though its itinerary here has been very much curtailed due to customs problems in other countries, we are still glad that the students here have been able to view the quilt and children’s art work. This is very much down to the persistence of Valinda Valdez, Director of International Projects/School Development for whom we are very thankful especially as it was her vision in the first place for the quilt to visit The Caribbean.

Saint George School Quilt  visit

It is good to hear that this school and the St. Patrick school in Santo Domingo are interested to take part in the 2016 quilt project. Their participation is very welcome, as is every other school around the world.

Saint George School

Special thanks also to Mr. Benavides, Art Dept Head for sending on the wonderful pictures and for coordinating the quilt display.

“As you may know, we are exposing the Peace Quilt in Saint George School, Dominican Republic in our multi purpose room during this week, our “Semana por la vida” week. Here are some pictures of our middle school kids visiting the quilt. Its an honor to work with you on this special peace movement. Can’t wait to start the new one.” Mr. Benavides

Domincan Republic  064Congratulations again to Mary Liang who created this wonderful design which represents the young people of the Dominican Republic on the Schools’ International Peace Quilt.

We all wish for peace because it is a state of mind in which we can all accept each other as EQUAL.

Argentina, Comercial N° 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School “Displays the quilt”

Carla y su dibujo-web

Carla Palermo is stood with the chosen design she created to represent Argentinians in the Schools’ International Peace Quilt for 2012. 

Thank you so much  to Mónica Suarez and Paula Burd for going to great lengths to have the quilt displayed in Comercial Nº 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a long story but one which thankfully has a happy ending.

Argentina,a group with two professeurs looking at the quilt and talking about peace (1)While the quilt was in the school all the foreign language classes went with their professors to see the quilt and talk about peace.

“I wanted to send a big big thank you because we are very very happy with the exhibition of the quilt. More than that!  Many students and professors are very touched by the vision of this peace of art. Our school is a public middle school. It has 700 students more or less that come from different parts of the city and the suburbs. Many of them come from poor neighbourhoods with violence problems. You can imagine the important thing that the quilt is for them. They can’t believe that the design of our school is in the quilt and represents Argentina!  Another important thing I wanted to tell you is that Carla when she saw the quilt  she couldn’t believe her eyes. She didn’t say nothing but she smiled and gave me a big hug.

It was a very very beautiful experience to the school despite the difficulties.  It’s a way to  inspire students and teachers to see that among others we can do wonderful things!  Everybody was very touched by the art of the children and they were surprised by the beauty of the quilt. 

The quilt is golden like peace………..”

Paula Burd 

The quilt &Carla Palermo-webCarla with the full quilt in view.

Some quotes which two students from the school have wrote.

“We want peace because it gathers all together beyond origin or colour”

“We want peace because it is the way to achieve a balance in our society.”

A huge thank you to everyone in this school, the Principal Mónica Suarez , Paula, all the staff, parents and students. It is so heart warming for the Schools’ International Peace Quilt team to hear Paula’s words and to see the impact of the childrens’ art work from half way around the world. We have been moved and encouraged to see the difference the project can make to the hearts of all. 

International school of Curitiba,Brazil “Displays the Quilt “

Brazil ISC design

Thanks so much to Ricardo Sigwalt and all the staff in The International School of Curitiba, Brazil for having it possible to display the quilt  in South America. 

Special thanks to Thaisa Sant`Ana who created the design which represents Brazil and to all the students from the school who participated in the project for 2012.

” We all wish for Peace because united we are stronger.” 

Brazil ISC

It was lovely to see the elementary children enjoying and interacting with the various designs. 

 

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” I must say that everyone who had the chance to see the Quilt was really impressed by the drawings and in fact the Quilt made people think and talk more about peace.” Ricardo Sigwalt.

 

 

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“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ”  ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Brazilian Flag Meaning:
The colors green and yellow represent the Royal Houses of Bragança (Emperor Pedro I) and Habsburg (Empress Leopoldina). The stars on the blue circle represent the sky over Rio de Janeiro on the night of November 15, 1889, which is the day the Republic of Brazil was declared. 

Brazil covers nearly half of South America and is the continent’s largest nation.

PERU, Trener School

Well done to everyone from Trener School in Lima Peru for this selection of drawings.

Well done to Andrea Lu 6th Grade for this colourful piece.

We can make a change

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Hanna Lau 6th Grade for this one.

We can change the World with you.

 

 

Roxana Velez and Camila Checa 6th grade say

Love and Peace  We all fit together

 

 

 

This one has been created by Matias Cabello from 6th grade also

World Peace Stop racism

 

 

 

Thanks to Micaela Silva 6th grade for this one.

Peace begins with a smile.

 

 

 

 

Well done to Alessia from 5th Grade for this drawing of Peace.

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much to Massiel Arregui and Ana María León for coordinating this project for young people from Peru and all staff and students involved. We are delighted to have you join in this project.

http://www.trener.edu.pe/files/peace_quilt_ing.pdf

ARGENTINA,Comercial N° 11 – “Dr. José Peralta”

Thank you to Carla Estefania Palermo for this drawing from Argentina which she did spontaneously. Many more designs were to follow from the Comercial N° 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School but Carla was ahead of the posse with this one. Well done to Carla for her creativity and  initiative.

Paz En Todo El Mondo                                 Peace Around The World

 

And for these two which were later submitted for Argentina…we  thank both Carla and Camila Garrido.

A further selection of designs:

A very well done to S Ayala, Brenda Vallejo, Magali Moscarelli, Melanie Vanon, Daniel Bareiro, Sol Zapatta, Agustin Diaz, Coronel Y Otros, Thiel, Garcia, Alejo Sanchez, Cordobez Y Otros, Dibujo Nuevo, Puerco Paz, Moreno Cordobez, Bologna, Amoldo, Gimenez and F Gonzales and everyone who participated.

Thank you to Paula Burd for coordinating the project for young people of Argentina and for having so many students involved in their International Peace Quilt competition.

Interesting Argentine Flag Facts:
Argentines call the blue colour of their national flag ‘celeste’, which is the colour of the day sky seen from normal angles of sight.

When ceremonially carried, the Argentine flag and flag bearers are subject to certain particular and elaborate practices set by law and flags are always carried with at least two escorts.

Argentine’s flag bearers usually have to go through a screening process and in schools there is strong competition by students to achieve the honour. Often students with the best grades are chosen to be Argentine’s flag carriers

VENEZUELA, International Christian School Caracas

Thank  you to Megan Heiney and all students involved from the International Christian School in Caracas Venezuela for this drawing.

We all wish for Peace because it brings unity. 

“Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to participate! Our students had a great time. ” Megan Heiney

Note the use of the hands in the word Peace, very creative.

Well done to everyone in Venezuela, it is great to have you included.

http://icscaracas.com/?p=468

Venezuelan Flag Description:
The flag of Venezuela consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes – the top stripe is yellow, the middle blue, and the bottom stripe is red. In the middle of the blue stripe and flag there are seven, white, five-pointed stars that are arranged in a semi circle. In the top left hand corner of the Venezuelan flag is the country’s coat of arms.

URUGUAY, St. Patricks College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone in St. Patricks College Montevideo,Uruguay for this selection of drawings. The school  has sent us 10 of the many drawings that were done in the School.

We all wish for Peace because we deserve it.

We all wish for Peace because it takes all sorts to make a World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all wish for Peace because it is the key to a happy World

We all wish for peace because we can make a better place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all wish for Peace because each human being needs it

We all wish for peace because it is what makes people think……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all wish for Peace because it’s essential to life

We all wish for peace because the World claims for it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all wish for peace because we are part of the World,and we have to take care of the environment and not destroy it

We all wish for peace because…….we need a better world without discrimination wars nor conflicts

Special thanks to all young people involved and to Mary Evans for coordinating the project for Uruguay. We will choose one to go on the Quilt to represent your voice in the International Peace Quilt Project. Great job done by all.

Uruguay Flag Meaning:
The sun emblem is the ‘Sun of May’; it is a symbol of freedom and independence. The nine stripes represent the nine provinces of Uruguay, which existed at the time of the flags creation.

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