Elementary school students plant pinwheels for peace
Over 550 students, teachers, staff members and even Principal Kelly McMillan made and planted individual pinwheels for the Apollo Beach Elementary School’s annual Pinwheels for Peace celebration. By the time they were finished, a giant peace sign lay on the front lawn of the school to promote peace, harmony and good will within the school and the community, said art teacher Margit Redlawsk, who has coordinated the project for more than 15 years, at both Summerfield Elementary in Riverview and here at Apollo Beach.
“Promoting peace (and the elements of it) is imbedded in our school culture as a National School of Character,” she said. “The students look forward to it. Many say it’s their favorite project of the year.”