All 700-plus students gathered out on the school’s football field to form a human peace sign, standing up against global conflict. 12-year-old Kyle Tolbert explains what peace means to him.
Sullivan Middle Schools is an International Baccalaureate — or IB — school meaning much of the curriculum focuses on exposing students to international perspectives.
Student Kyle Lane says he and his fellow classmates have a better idea what peace means after taking part in the effort.
Principal Michael Waiksnis says issues, like global conflict, are carefully explained to Sullivan students with the goal of giving them a more well-rounded education.
Waiksnis explains how the school’s “Water Day” is given a global twist.
Sullivan joins Saluda Trail Middle and all three Rock Hill high schools as Internal Baccalaureate schools in York County.
International Peace Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1981 as a day for the world’s nations to stand together against global conflict.