Perpetuating Peace with Pinwheels

  • Sayville Students Celebrated International Day of Peace

    with Symbolic Pinwheels.


    International Day of Peace  (September 21st) was created by the United Nations in 1981. The UN General Assembly proposed that:

     “Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples….This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples….that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace.”

    In Sayville School District , Art teacher Jen Berotti has been spearheading the Pinwheels for Peace Project for years. “Our pinwheels will join over 3 million others worldwide.” Mrs. Jennifer Berotti explained. “When you think of all these pinwheels spinning, please take a moment to remember that peace is not just a symbol. It is an action… a kind word, a helping hand, and having compassion for others.”

    The Pinwheels Project is the first of several other activities, like the Shanti Fund and the Peace Pole, which Sayville will be celebrating districtwide.

    At the Middle School, despite forecasts of rain, students planted their assorted pinwheels--some which were oversized--strategically on school grounds and decorated the showcase with detailed messages of peace, while at the High School, art classes planted pinwheels around the newly installed Peace Pole.