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.

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.

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.

MONTSERRAT, St Augustine Primary School

We welcome the drawing from St. Augustine Primary School in Montserrat. Thank you so much to everyone involved and to Ann Marie Dewar , Principal for coordinating the project for this school. Also thank you to Ann Marie for your persistence in overcoming internet issues to get this drawing to us. We are very glad you did.

“We want World Peace because we want fighting to stop and harmony and love to shine through everywhere.”

“It was a great honour to have been invited to take part in the international peace quilt project.  Blessings from St. Augustine School, Montserrat, West Indies.”
With best regards
Ann Marie Dewar

This school has been tested many times by the elements and times been brought to its knees. Never giving in and now at its new home in Woodlands Montserrat the school continues to strive towards the goal of becoming a Centre of Excellence for education in Montserrat and beyond.

Interesting Montserrat Flag Facts:
The coat of arms on the Montserrat flag depicts Erin (the female figure – and a symbol of freedom for Ireland). Many of the Montserrat Island’s residents speak with an Irish brogue as a large number of Irish people were sent to Montserrat Island by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century.

UNITED KINGDOM, Abraham Moss High School, Manchester

When Peace and Harmony comes into this World that’s the root of a good life……

I want Peace because Peace is the only way to make Earth Heaven by Asma Ahmed

I wish for Peace because I want to put Harmony on the top of the list by Aniqah Butt

We all wish for Peace because we all deserve Happiness by Noor Akram and Iqra Iqbal

Abraham Moss High School

We held a competition at our school for pupils to produce a square for the quilt. We Had many entries and the privilege of  Trish coming to choose the winner for us! The winner was Asma Ahmed, age 14. She said she wanted to include in her image the idea that everyone is equal and that we will live peacefully if we unite together in love. This is what the symbol in the top right hand corner means. It is also based on the idea of our school logo of everyone from every country living in harmony with each other.

Aniqah Butt came second with her image of the ‘eyes of peace’. we particularly liked the detail and the colours used.Aniqah said “I drew this because it shows that you need more than one person to make peace in the world, because together we are stronger. When the world is peaceful then nothing is impossible”.

Joint 3rd place were Noor Akram and Iqra Iqbal. We liked the way Noor used our school logo and Iqra used different religious symbols to make up the peace sign.  LUCY TASKER, Project Co-Creator

Thank you Lucy for all that you have  done,You are amazing and to everyone else in your school, all Teachers, Students and Rowena your Printer.

The British flag’s more common name is the Union Jack.

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