Ferndale Kids Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Legacy with Peace Walk

Ferndale Kids Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Legacy with Peace Walk

(FPS, Jan. 19, 2020)

Ferndale, MI – On Thursday, January 16th Ferndale Lower Elementary Schools held their annual Peace Walk. The Peace Walk began back in 2004 as part of the elementary schools’ work in creating a solid school family.

“Teaching our youngest children about the work that Dr. Martin Luther King did in a developmentally appropriate way is so important. We felt that if we had children share their thoughts about peace, getting along,understanding, and having a dream to make a difference – we could share that with others,” said Ferndale Schools Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Mrs. Dina Rocheleau.

Students are taught about Dr. King through quality literature in the classrooms. The students then learn about his work and the focus on peace, positive intent, and goodwill through songs taught in their music classes.

To support children’s understanding of getting along, promoting diversity and understanding, each classroom decides on what they will do during the peace walk, with some classrooms opting to create signs, others making hats and streamers of facts about the historic figure.

For more on Ferndale Public Schools, visit them online at www.ferndaleschools.org.

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