A group of New River Valley homeschoolers brought smiles to faces throughout the town of Pulaski Tuesday by delivering vases of handpicked wildflowers to businesses, agencies and government buildings.
The students are members of the PeaceJam class, which meets weekly to study Nobel Peace Prize winners and their impacts on society. “Through the example set by these international leaders, we have been inspired to make a difference locally,” states a tag attached to each vase of flowers.
The students prepared the vases a week earlier and then handpicked the flowers on the morning of the project to make sure they were fresh.
The flower project is just one of several community service projects the group has planned for the year.
The students said they chose to deliver flowers in recognition of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was placed under house arrest by the Burmese government for 15 years for starting a nonviolent movement for democracy and human rights. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and is known for wearing flowers in her hair.
According to its Facebook page, The Creativity Project is a nonprofit co-op that creates hands-on learning projects to engage children. Parents interested in “sharing their interests and talents” lead the children’s activities.
“Our goal is to encourage kids to exercise their imagination, find inspiration in the world around them, and work together to accomplish fun and interesting things,” states the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/creativityproject.