In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. On September 21, Episcopal Lower School celebrated an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace under the trees of Episcopal's front lawn.
Chaplain Charles deGravelles led students and guests in prayer and noted that the blessing of the morning's wind, "will lift and carry their spirits to do God's work and spread the spirit of peace throughout the world." Father Skully Knight and Chaplain Charlie accompanied the group in song.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project which started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. Last year, over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.