Oak Ridge Elementary School pupils will be sending some 400 drawings depicting themselves and messages about peace to the Soviet Union.

The drawings were made as part of a program developed by a volunteer parent to better understand the Soviets, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty and Soviet observers that will come to Utah."We wanted it be a goodwill gesture," said Shirley Bailey. "They know a lot about America and learn English in school. We don't know much about them."

Bailey is working on a similar program that will be used during a Granite School District Utah-Soviet Awareness Week. Activities will include viewing an 18-minute video tape about the Soviet education system.

The students' drawings will be taken to the Soviet Union in June by Lowell Turner of a local Soviet-American relations group.