Ladue, Mo. (KSDK) -- Students at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School used pinwheels to mark the International Day of Peace Tuesday.
The students planted more than 250 pinwheels as part of the Pinwheels for Peace literacy project. They designed the pinwheels themselves.
The International Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981.
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Oak Hill students in grades 2-6 created pinwheels of all shapes, sizes, and colors. 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 drew, painted, and created collages to visually express their feelings.
Lisa Carswell, an art teacher at Oak Hill, coordinated this year's Pinwheels for Peace project.