ASTON, PA –On September 21, 2015, Aston and Parkside Elementary Schools participated in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace on their school grounds to share with the community. Throughout the day, Aston and Parkside students created hundreds of pinwheels of all shapes and sizes. Students wrote their thoughts about what peace means to them and colored them to visually express their feelings. The students assembled their pinwheels and “planted" them on school grounds as a public statement and art installation to show their support for world peace. This year, the students at Parkside once again placed their pinwheels in the shape of a peace sign around the flagpole in front of the school. At Aston, pinwheels were placed surrounding the school sign for all of the community to see.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. Last year, over 5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.