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International Day of Peace Celebration

Friday, September 22, 2017

Celebrating both the International Day of Peace and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, Head of School David Liebmann led our community of students and teachers in embracing peace within oneself by sharing a moment of mindful silence. We followed this reflective moment by singing and signing John Lennon’s iconic peace anthem “Imagine.”

Throughout this past week, students created pinwheels for peace. Led by upper school teacher Christine Draper, GUS students decorated and assembled the pinwheels and wrote their thoughts about war and peace, tolerance, and living in harmony with others. Yesterday, the students “planted” these expressions of hope in the lower school courtyard as they gathered for the celebration.

Patty Clark, Amy Billings, and Melodie Jeffery-Caswell led the students and faculty in John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine.” In a lovely, shared activity, the community sang and raised their hands to gesture the words of hope and peace with American Sign Language. Thank you to all in the community who participated in this tranquil observance.