West Tisbury School flies pinwheels for peace

— Photo courtesy of Kristina Fletcher

On Friday, the West Tisbury school took part in an international art project, Pinwheels for Peace, and “planted” pinwheels in front of the school.

Two art teachers from Florida began Pinwheels for Peace as an art installation project in 2005 to provide a way for students to express their feelings about what was going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups erected pinwheels in over 1,325 locations throughout the world. Last year, over 4 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations.

West Tisbury has taken part in this project for the past four years. This year’s effort, spearheaded by Lisa Mangarelli-Magden and Kristy Fletcher, was by far the most inclusive. Almost every student in the school made a pinwheel, according to Ms. Fletcher.