New Zealand 13 February: Thames - Coroglen

Peace Run New Zealand 2020

Thames to Coroglen

Running into St. Francis Catholic School

Currently living in Australia, Tauranga born Peace Runner Lakshmana

All running for peace.

Feeling peace within.

Presenting a Peace Run Certificate of appreciation.

All the children get a chance to touch the torch and make a wish for peace.

Michael Gienan (soon to be assistant to the Bishop of Auckland) enthusiastically shares his wishes for peace.

Janna greets us at Thames St School

The joy of running with the torch.

Here we are at Pārāwai School

A skit to demonstrate what is NOT peace. Preetidutta wins a race by foul means.

Austin places a leaf on the Peace Run Peace Tree. It has words that represent the school's ideals.

Tapu School. It is small in size yet big in heart.

Issie and William receive a certificate of appreciation and artwork from Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy.

Tapu School running with the torch.

Tapu School children pose with the Peace Tree and plaque that will be planted to remind them of the message of peace.

Te Rerenga School host us in the bright mid-afternoon sun.

Christina receives a certificate of appreciation and artwork from the peace run team.

Childrens' expressions of peace through their artwork.