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Pinwheels for peace
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Students at Davis Middle School, Edwards Middle School, Peeks Chapel Elementary, Lorraine Elementary, and Rockdale County High School made hundreds of "Pinwheels for Peace" in honor of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

At Davis Middle, 750 pinwheels were created as advanced visual arts students took what they learned and went to other classrooms to teach students and teachers how to make the pinwheels. What started out as an art installation became an interdisciplinary project throughout the school incorporating history, creative writing, science, math and art.

"It was very exciting watching the kids construct these pinwheels and work together to use their art to make a public statement for peace," said DMS art teacher Katy King.

At Peeks Chapel Elementary, students made more than 600 pinwheels.

The pinwheels will be on display at least through Friday, Sept. 23.

For more information on the Pinwheels for Peace project, go to http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheelsforpeace/home.html

The first Pinwheels for Peace were installed on Sept. 21, 2005. Since then, the project has grown from 500,000 pinwheels planted the first year to 3.5 million pinwheels in 2010.