International Day of Peace at L.M.S.

News reports yesterday focused on threats of war with North Korea and other items of discord around the world. A lot of people may not have realized that yesterday was the International Day of Peace. September 21st was designated the International Day of Peace by the United Nations in 1981, with a theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. There was at least one observance of the day of peace this year.

The Montessori community at Laurens Middle School joined in observance of this global event yesterday as students, teachers and parents gathered at Laurens Middle School to celebrate this day. As part of this observance, students placed pin wheels for peace, which they had created, on the school campus, sang songs of peace, and later formed a human peace sign on the school’s football field.

Organizers reflected on the words of Maria Montessori, who once said  “Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.”