Archive for March, 2016

Handcrafted Peace Pole in Cobstädt-GERMANY

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

April 4, 2014

This unique Peace Pole is located on a little hill outside of Cobstädt called “Field of Dreams.”

Cobstadt, Germany Peace Pole

The top of the Peace Pole shows a peace dove with an olive branch in its mouth. Due to steady wind, the dove was recently dismantled and a new one will be made.

Cobstadt Germany Peace Pole 2

The 4 languages on the Peace Pole are Esperanto (as the the famous Jacobs pilgrim path is close by and many pilgrims speak Esperanto), French as the organizer loves France, the language of the Runes as the area is a power place and first settlers are recorded 5000 years ago and last but not least, German.

Cobstadt Germany 4 Peace Pole

Peace Pole for Payson High School, Payson, Arizona-USA

Monday, March 21st, 2016

March 14th, 2015

On March 14, 2015 a group gathered to plant the lovely Peace Pole we had been given. Four people came from California to be part of the ceremony and most of us had not met before, but immediately felt closely in tune with one another through our mutual desire to build a world at peace.

It was a loving, joy-filled event.

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We wrote prayers to place inside the Peace Pole and then we prayed together.

We were each given a necklace with our name on it, made by a friend. The necklaces were used to greet one another in a special way.

The Peace Pole is planted in a container for now. When school resumes in the fall, the Peace Pole will be planted in the ground at Payson High School with prayers written by the students placed inside.

We are looking forward to the students’ participation in this event.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Marcena R. Brook

Peace Pole in Mexico City, MEXICO

Monday, March 7th, 2016

February-2016

MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH!

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My friends set up the Peace Pole in Mexico (Mexico City).

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Submitted by:
Fujio Hirano
Japan

Students take themes from Peace Education to design Peace Poles-Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Ohio-USA

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Friday, May 22, 2015

We had a Peace Pole dedication ceremony at Hudson Middle School. The event took place in the Middle School courtyard. The 30 minute student-led program was televised throughout the school for all to view.

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Ohio State Representative Kristina Roegner, Hudson City Councilmen At-Large William Wooldredge, district administrators, teachers, parents, and students celebrated this monumental moment.

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We learned about the Peace Pole Project during our research to teach a unit about Peace Education, to prepare for International Day of Peace, and to prepare our own Peace Poles. Below is our Press Release about the inspiration for The HMS Peace Project.

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The inspiration for the HMS Peace Project began several years back when a group of HMS teachers attended a Global Institute at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Since that time, Terry Stump, Grade 8 Art Tech Teacher, Richard Kiovsky, Grade 8-12 German Teacher, and Holly Mesmer, Grade 8 Spanish Teacher, procured funds to bring this project to fruition. April 2014, the Hudson Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) granted the  necessary funds to begin the HMS Peace Project. Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, Grade 8 Art Tech and Grade 8 World Language students were involved in a four part process: Part I-Peace Education, Part II-Design, Part III, Implementation, and Part IV-Dedication.

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The project began with a supplemental unit, Peace Education, to build awareness about human rights, the students’ role as ambassadors of peace, and how action is essential to peace keeping. Part II-Design. Students took themes from Peace Education to design the Peace Poles. Part III-Implementation. Students collaborated to create two-dimensional visual thematic designs that conveyed peaceful permanent messages once transferred to three dimensional Peace Poles. Part IV-Dedication. On May 22, 2015, students dedicated their Peace Poles as visual silent reminders for peace to prevail on earth as well as daily in our Hudson Middle School community.

Respectfully Submitted by:
Terry Williams Stump, Grade 8 Art Teacher & Holly Mesmer, Grade 8 Spanish Teacher

See an article and photos below in the Hudson Hub Times:
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS LEAVE LEGACY OF PEACE WITH COURTYARD PROJECT
by Tim Troglen | reporter Published: June 7, 2015 12:00AM
http://www.hudsonhubtimes.com/news%2520local/2015/06/07/middle-school-students-leave-legacy-of-peace-with-courtyard-project