Gamble Rogers Middle School observed the International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2012. Thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of people worldwide participated in the global observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Students in reading classes created peace signs related to books they had read. In the media center, students signed Peace Pledges and toured the Peace Pals International Art Gallery featuring award-winning student art from 68 countries.
The Environmental Club took part in the ENO Tree Planting Activity for Peace Day. ENO is a global on-line school network for sustainable development, based in Finland. Environmental themes are studied throughout the school year and campaigns arranged simultaneously around the world. This year’s theme was Peace is Green. The Garden Club of St. Augustine donated
potted trees and supplied the name of the tree and the suggested best spot for that type of plant. All trees were natives and prolific in each gardener’s landscape. The following members of the Garden Club joined students and staff for the event:
Guerry Bradley, Vice President of the Geranium Circle
Terry Nelson, President of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and member of Geranium Circle
Angela Demetriades, Treasurer, Tour of Homes
Pat Gray, President of Geranium Circle
International Day of Peace was established by a unanimous resolution of the United Nations in 1981 as a day that “shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of Peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”
Gamble Rogers Middle School is proud to have observed the 2012 UN International Day of Peace as humanity joined together to build a new Culture of Peace – a Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.