For the seventh year in a row, Frenchtown School will be commemorating the International Day of Peace. This year the events take place during the week of Sept. 22-26, and includes classroom presentations and the continuation of their Hoops for Hope program, a basketball fund-raiser that has, in the past, raised awareness and monies to help support the building of a school in the Sudan, under the guidance of Gabriel Bol Deng, one of the original Lost Boys of the Sudan.

Gabriel has been to Frenchtown in years past. Frenchtown students have been a huge part of supplying the funds to purchase bricks and roofing supplies for a primary school that is now up and running.

Of new and particular note is Frenchtown’s creation of an indoor Peace Flag Park and Art Installation with music, hands-on resource activities and works of art created by every student in the school.

“We are very proud of our efforts to bring awareness to our school community about the importance of peace. Children understand peace in the most basic and important of ways. We can all learn a lot from children in how we all can all get along better locally and abroad,” the school said.