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Montessori children celebrate International Day of Peace

This weekend we celebrate the International Day of Peace, and some of Pocatello’s littlest students are leading the way.

Children from the Pocatello Valley Montessori School presented a special celebration of peace on Friday.

The children sang songs, created artwork and provided service to others as a way to learn about peace.

During the presentation, the children heard from Alma Jam. She is a former Miss Africa Idaho, and film producer from Cameroon Africa. She told the children a fictional story about the animals in Africa. The story taught the children if they are kind to one another and live together their lives will be better.

“It is so important to start teaching kids early about living in peace,” Alma said. “It’s very important that the messages that we give them are positive, and a day like this is very important that we have events where children can actually see and know what peace is defined as between us as a community.

Jam is the executive producer of the documentary “The Cost of Freedom.”

She has lived in Pocatello for 18 years.

She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Idaho State University.

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