Arvin High School taking part in 'Pinwheels for Peace'

Posted at 1:39 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 16:39:48-04

Arvin High School students took part in an international art and literacy project called "Pinwheels for Peace" on Wednesday.

The project 'plants' pinwheels with messages of hope and inspiration in front of the school.

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"Pinwheels for Peace" began in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a non-political way for students to express their feelings about what's going on in the world and in their lives. In the program's first year, over 1,325 locations around the world participated. Last year in 2015 over 4.5 million pinwheels were planted on September 21.

The students of Miss Colbert's arts and crafts class have created the largest pinwheels of their kind. The finished products measure 80 inches tall and 40 inches wide, with each of the 28 pinwheels sporting a different theme.

This is the third year Arvin High School has sponsored the "Pinwheels for Peace" project.