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Students Sing Around the World
Montessorri students celebrate International Peace Day.

On Monday, September 21, the Northeast Wisconsin Montessori School joined 80,000 Montessori children from 35 countries around the world who also sang the song Light a Candle for Peace to celebrate the United Nations International Peace Day for 2009. The school practiced the song and sang it for the Cleveland Elementary students in the all school Monday morning assembly.

The singing started in New Zealand and continued around the world for 24 hours and finished in the Hawaiian Islands. Each school was assigned a time to sing ? 10:45 a.m. at Northeast Wisconsin Montessori ? to ensure the song would be continuously sung around the world. The classroom was able to blog on to the website and track other schools around the world as the song was sung all day long.

The lyrics for the song, which was written by Shelley Murley, are:

Light a candle for peace,
Light a candle for love,
Light a candle that shines,
All the way around the world.

Light a candle for me,
Light a candle for you,
That our wish for world peace,
Will one day come true.

Sing Peace Around the World
Sing Peace Around the World
Sing Peace Around the World
Sing Peace Around the World

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
October 12, 2009