Cook Islands 19 September: Avarua - Papaaroa

Pacific smiles and laughter

The Team receive a traditional welcome to St Joseph's School.

Uddipan replies on behalf of the Peace Run Team.

Children watch the Peace Run video with their Principal, Mrs Berry.

"Peace is precious." - Sri Chinmoy

"We are the oneness and the fullness of tomorrow's sun."

Outside on the school field . . .

Beneath the flag of the Cook Islands.

Happy faces.

Spontaneous hugs are the order of the day at St Joseph's.

The Team next visits Tereora College.

Tereora College Principal, Tania Morgan.

The T-shirt worn by all the teachers says - "Every child matters".

Presenting the certificate: "We the runners from around the world offer you our heartfelt gratitude . . . "

Farewell Tereora College.

In the afternoon the Team visits Papaaroa Adventist School - meeting first with the junior students.

Peace is in the heart.

Nipura leads the World Harmony Run song with actions.

After passing the torch, the Team runs with the junior students.

Principal Harry Neale and Nipura share a joke.

Papaaroa backdoor view.

Papaaroa frontdoor view.

Next up, the senior students enjoy the Peace Run video.

Passing the Peace Torch from hand to hand and heart to heart.

"Peace begins with me."