Nor West News : March 31st 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz Thursday, March 31, 2011 69 Rathgar Road, Henderson | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.liston.school.nz | Phone: 838 9350 LISTON COLLEGE OPEN AFTERNOON MONDAY 4th April 2011, 3.00pm -- 6.00pm On arrival, please sign in at the School Office and collect an Information Pack If you are unable to attend our Open Afternoon, please contact Mrs Evans to organise another opportunity to visit our School. A Year 7 -- 13 Catholic School for Boys Future of friendship: A no war symbol from Marcus McMillan, 11, of Huapai District School. Kids count: Huapai District School pupils draw messages on their peace banners for a nationwide project. Giving peace a chance By RANI TIMOTI A BANNER of peace big enough to wrap around Parliament's Beehive will include the messages and art of nor-west students. Huapai District School students are creating parts of the biggest peace banner the world has ever seen'' travelling around New Zea- land. The 250-metre-long artwork is still growing as thousands of students from most major towns and cities draw their messages. The project is organised by One People One Planet, a New Zealand based charitable trust empowering children to work together as part of the global community to promote peace and wellbeing of the earth and its inhabitants. Huapai principal Kevin Cronin says their school leaders came back inspired after attending A Voice of the Children conference. Students Ashley Caulfield, Molly Mitchell and Hayley Midgley invited Peace Pals 13-year-old Alida Newman and 10-year-old George Shirtcliffe to speak to the school before the banner workshops. Hooray for peace,'' 11-year-old Marcus McMillan says. He drew a no war symbol. Mr Cronin says the project also inspired pupils to make a better school and community environment. One People One Planet founder Vivienne Wright says the concept was initiated by Kaiapoi Borough School Peace Pals in Canterbury. The banner is on a nationwide tour, thanks to sponsor Toll and supported by a Mayoral Challenge. It will return to Kaiapoi in August. It will be taken to the United Nations to be presented on Peace Day once it's long enough and organisers hope others from around the world will also contribute. It's all about kids, friendship, communication, collaboration and celebration,'' Ms Wright says. Visit www.nor-westnews.co.nz to see the video from Peace Pals George Shirtcliffe and Alida Newman. Or www.onepeopleoneplanet. org for videos and information about One People One Planet. ' Adults need to listen to children. We have new and fresh ideas and aren't bound by some of the mental restrictions adults are. ' -- Alida Newman Peace Pal THE VISION OF ONE PEOPLE ONE PLANET The children of the world will no longer see war or mutual hostility as an acceptable condition, because they have learned to accept and value each others' differences.
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