Thursday, September 27, 2012

Schools Observe ‘International Day of Peace’

IB Peace One Day International Baccalaureate Schools Roosevelt Middle and Birney Elementary created giant peace signs in honor of the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21.

At Roosevelt Middle School on the north edge of Balboa Park, the school created a 1,000-student peace sign, organized by the school's student body council and staff.

"This is the third year that we have marked the Peace One Day with special activities," said Dr. Arturo Cabello, Principal. "Students participated in a variety of classroom lessons throughout the day and made a pinwheel for peace to put on display at back-to-school night."

A logo contest to create a t-shirt design for this year's Peace One Day was won by seventh grader Dakota Barksdale.
At Birney Elementary School, a similar peace sign was made by a formation of students.

International Baccalaureate programs work to to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Its four programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Celebrating international peace is one of the program's core values.

For more information on the programs, contact: Dr. Cabello at Roosevelt Middle school, (; or Amanda Hammond-Williams at Birney Elementary,