|Middle School art upon return to their old school. There is no|
place like home. True or False? :)
The photo above is from their Middle School art projects--don't you just love all those ruby red slippers? What would you wish for if you could click those heels together?
Below are some pictures and part 2 of this amazing story.
|Their banner, with all of the other communities inspired so far.|
I imagine this banner will be full before long!
|A reminder soon-to-be posted in the community|
that hope is a tremendous thing...(Image 21/365)
happiness from New York--1) our new long-distance friends have moved back to their school after having been displaced by Hurricane Sandy AND 2) are generously helping others through the Stars of HOPE project.
I had never heard of the Stars of HOPE, but thanks to T.F. at PS207, I have learned that it's an inspiring art project, simple in its execution, yet one that packs an emotionally optimistic punch for communities stricken by disaster. For 2-3 days, kids paint multicolored wooden stars with messages of hope and what they think might be inspiring to others. That in itself is empathically powerful, but that's not all. The stars are then placed around the community of the disaster-stricken community so that everyone can be reminded of the hope and goodness that exists in the face of disaster. What a simple way to empower children to nurture hope.
|Wooden stars, pre-inspiration.|
This is an excerpt from their website: