On September 21 at 9:30 a.m., FOA students, teachers, and faculty (as well as students from all over the state of South Carolina) gathered together, joined hands, and sang a beautiful version of “Light a Candle for Peace” lead by World Music Director, Mr. Chris Cash. This song was sung around the world for 24 hours straight on this day in celebration of the International Day of Peace. The song was followed by observing a moment of silence and peaceful reflection. Five Oaks Academy students were thrilled to be a part of a worldwide event that was designed to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people.
Our beautiful candle (borrowed from our Middle School classroom) was lit by 2016-17 Middle School graduate, Ariella A. The flame was extinguished by Ariella A., along with FOA Executive Director, Kathleen Trewhella-Grant, while surrounded by a circle of Middle School students. It was a beautiful celebration and morning of peace.
The Five Oaks Academy students, faculty, and staff send love and peace to everyone around the world today and every day.
To find out more about the Sing Peace Around the World project, view their website at http://singpeacearoundtheworld.com/.