This square was constructed by a group of seven artists between the ages of five and eight. Over the course of two half hour sessions, Jessica Wong, Shane McCraken, Emma Chorostecki, Caroline Spaner, Kate Maklan, Russell Staughton and Zachary Rota, all members of the Morris Winchevsky Community Shule, were asked what peace in the Middle East means to them. The first day they spent brainstorming and sketching their ideas which were comprised of visual symbols used to represent peace. The second session was spent realizing their ideas. Their choices were to illustrate the universal symbol of peace which speaks to all nationalities, depict individuals living side by side amicably, people eating and sharing their space together, and simply but powerfully writing the word "peace". This square speaks for itself. Through the voice of children, it openly celebrates peace between all peoples and defies discrimination based on race or religion.

On behalf of the Morris Winchevsky Community Shule, we are proud to be contributors of this artistic collaboration in the spirit of peace in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Sarena Sairan, Grade 3 instructor, Morris Winchevsky Community School,
Toronto Ontario Canada