LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- Students at Long Branch Elementary School made a statement with some artwork Monday.
The kids created pinwheels and on one side, they wrote their thoughts about war and peace and tolerance and on the other side, they drew pictures and created collages to express their feelings on the topic. The students then participated in a peace walk and planted the pinwheels in the shape of a peace sign outside the school.
No matter the age, everyone got to participate.
"Not always do you get to do something where everybody can participate, kindergarten through sixth grade. And so it's a way that they can express themselves about how they feel about peace and differences on just a little piece of art work," said Jennifer Matott, Long Branch Elementary School art teacher.
The project was in celebration of International Day of Peace, which was Saturday.
Last year, more than four million pinwheels were spinning around the world.