Sing Peace Around the World
On September 21st 2016, Montessori schools from 65 countries joined together to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Children began singing "Light a Candle for Peace" on the shores of New Zealand and the song travelled from country to country and time zone to time zone until it reached the shores of the Hawaiian islands 24 hours later. For one full day, 150,000 children, teachers and parents sang for peace from every corner of the planet.
Countries Who Sang for Peace 2016
150,000 participants from 65 countries!
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trinidad and Tobago
Virgin Islands (US)
Virgin Islands (British)
Antigua and Barbados
United States Minor Outlying Islands
"Come and sing the song that will go all the way around the world!"
Children from across the planet will come together to sing for peace on Thursday, September 21st 2017 to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The singing will commence on the shores of New Zealand and continue from country to country until it reaches the shores of the Hawaiian Islands 24 hours later. In 2016, "Sing Peace" involved over 150,000 children from some 65 different countries. We hope to reach a quarter of a million children singing for the 2017 event. We welcome back our schools who participated last year and challenge them to bring a friend! Invite a guest! We challenge you to share Sing Peace Around the World with a school in your neighbourhood, down the street or in your community. Spread the word that children are singing around the world for peace. More then ever the message of peace needs to be heard from every corner of every continent.
Start today. Register your school below, download the free song Light a Candle for Peace, watch the Sing Peace videos, and start learning the song with your class. Happy singing and see you next September!
Watch the song: "Light a Candle for Peace"
by Shelley Murley
Download the free song "Light a Candle for Peace" and start teaching it to your class today. Also available is the piano/sheet music, circle-time singalong action book and more peace songs to sing with your class.
Wouldn't it be great if a Montessori school signed up to sing on one side of the ocean could send a greetings to another Montessori school signed up to sing on the other side of the ocean? You can! Just a few more clicks . . .