New Zealand 15 April: Duvauchelle Bay - Okains Bay
Christchurch City’s Avon River; Christchurch City is on the Canterbury Plains at the foot of Banks Peninsula.
Running and singing are two easy ways to participate in the Peace Run. Here the children demonstrate that with aplomb, singing the "World Harmony Run" song.
"What does peace mean to you?" Great answers such as "calm", "happy" and "love" are offered by the students.
Aitana receives a colourful painting on the theme of peace to remember the Peace Run by. The Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy painted artwork with titles such as "Word Harmony". They have been exhibited in famous places including The Louvre in Paris and Le Guardia Airport, New York. Evie has a certificate of appreciation from the team, commemorating the visit.
The Peace Run team were invited to talk to the Duvauchelle preschool children just across the road when one of the preschool teacher's saw us leaving the Duvauchelle school.
Students receive some artwork on the theme of peace. We know that children love expressing their feelings through art and hope this inspires them.
It's sometimes nice to feel the warmth of the flame! When you pass the torch to someone else you are sharing your hopes and dreams for a better world.
Jade is thrilled by the experience of carrying the torch. She was instrumental in bringing the team to Okains Bay School. In this beautiful environment the sea and mountains are always within walking distance.