Students working on fence slats for the Cambria Rotary Peace Picket Project. Photos by Suzette Morrow
While people are often bombarded with news about violence and conflicts around the world, Cambria Rotary’s Peace Builders committee saw an opportunity to promote peace right here in our community. They decided to approach the local school district to see how the students might participate in a Pickets for Peace Project.
At a recent Rotary meeting, Suzette Morrow, art teacher at both the middle and high schools in Cambria, told attendees, that upon returning to in-person classes, students were given a presentation on conflict resolution within their own friend groups and how they could lower the possibility of disagreement. The peace pickets fit in perfectly with the presentation and give the students a way to share what they learned with the community.
After the meeting, members of the Peace Committee collected the 96 pickets created by students 10-18 years old and prepared them for installation at businesses in Cambria and San Simeon.
“This is a project that we hope to grow in the coming years and expand to include additional businesses,” said a Cambria Rotary spokesperson.
Readers are encouraged to take some time to get outside, walk around town and check out these works of art created by local students.