New Zealand 23 May: Auckland
The New Zealand Peace Run started with a visit on a chilly morning to Golden Grove School in Onehunga, Auckland.
Children from Golden Grove School, who are educated in the spirit of the Montessori school system. Creativity is openly encouraged, and the children are taught to value peacefulness at the start of each day.
St. Joseph's School (Onehunga) sent some representitives to Golden Grove School. Children from both schools ran together to St. Joseph's.
The Peace Run team finds itself in a sea of smiles. Thank-you St. Joseph's pupils for your brilliant atmosphere of peace and harmony!
Children were so interested in the runners, asking us sincere questions and some telling us they wanted to join the run! By holding the torch, they fulfilled their wish.