Holy Cross School took part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by planting pinwheels with messages of peace at each of the school buildings on the grounds of Holy Cross School on Sept. 21.

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in more than 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels Sept. 21. Locally, Sharon Benini, Holy Cross School Art teacher, coordinated the Pinwheels for Peace project this year.

This project is non-political.

Holy Cross School students created pinwheels — as part of the creation process, the students wrote their thoughts about "war and peace, tolerance, living in harmony with others on one side. On the other side, they visually expressed their feelings. The students assembled these pinwheels, and on International Day of Peace they planted their pinwheels around the school campus as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.

For more, visit pinwheelsforpeace.com or call 674-5787, ext. 132.