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Vt. students write poems of peace

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WINOOSKI, Vt. -

Peace-- it's a word that has many meanings depending on which dictionary you consult or who you ask.

Third-graders from Winooski and Milton shared their definitions of peace Friday with each other.

"Peace means caring about each other, taking care of friends and family and love," said Learta Sadriu, 9.

"Peace means love and caring," said Emma Philbrook, 8.

"It's friendship and harmony," said Wyatt Bennington, 9.

Students were tasked with writing poems about the topic. The program is being put together by the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club.

"Left to their own devices, kids think outside of the box and they look at the world differently. They're just open-minded. So, it's great to have them brainstorm," said Kiki Leech, of the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club.

All of the illustrated poems will be published as a book.

And what's a world with no peace?

"People wouldn't know what thoughtful and joyful and friends would be," said Cooper Goodrich, 9.

"Peace is important because if there was no peace there would be a lot of misunderstanding. There wouldn't be friends and everyone would be hurt and get in trouble and there would be wars," Sadriu said.

Reporter Gina Bullard: Why is it important?

Wyatt Bennington: To have peace in the world? If we didn't have peace everyone would be crazy and mean.

The book of poems will go into a virtual library and will be audio recorded to teach English across the world.

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