We learned many things about international peace. For example, we learned that International Peace Day, is when all of the people give respect to all the countries, and we celebrate togetherness by symbolic things. Such as the releasing of the doves, at the end of the ceremony and putting the flags up, or when the United Nations Chorus sang “Imagine” by John Lennon. The chorus also sung “Imagine” by John Lennon inside in the other ceremony; where we put papers of countries up at 12:00 to respect all the countries. Everybody was asked to chant, “May peace be in (our country). May peace prevail on Earth.”
Something that we were asked to do, to help International Peace Day trend, was to take a selfie with our peace day markers on our desks. We also had to have a minute of silence. We also faced timed people in other schools. Since, they spoke a different language, we put headphones so we can hear it in English. We had a great time at the United Nations, except in some parts it was a little complicated. We even got interviewed by a Newsweek journalist.
We think that the people who spoke at the Peace Day ceremony were very inspiring. I think that they taught us a lot about how important it is to have world peace, and how children can contribute to making world peace happen. Jane Goodall spoke about how she could relate her studies with chimpanzees and the chimpanzee war she experienced to the wars we have and how territorial we can be, just like the chimps. The message we understood and the message we were inspired by is that to have world peace, we need to know how important it is not to have wars, and that is isn’t right for children to grow up knowing that people are fighting in their country.