Friday, 17 October 2014 07:50

AISZ Community Celebrates Peace Day

Peace day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

On Friday, September 16, the AISZ community students, staff, and parents gathered for an assembly to celebrate peace around the world.

The Ceremony began with a song, followed by a “Peace-themed” reading and description of the Peace Pole Project.

A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages. It is the official Project of the World Peace Prayer Society. It started in Japan in 1955 by Masahisa Goi, who decided to dedicate his life to spreading the message, “May peace Prevail on earth” in response to the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for a world of
peace.

The AISZ World Language teachers with the help of the Art teacher had students write the peace message on the AISZ Peace Pole. All students made peace flags to go along with the ceremony. The peace pole was then planted in the AISZ garden where it will be a permanent reminder to all.

The Ceremony ended with all grades participating in singing the song “United” which was also sung in French, German, Spanish and Croatian.