During Remote Learning 2.0, St Patrick’s Camperdown children participated in the Kindness Art Challenge. The challenge was to create a piece of art using images or words that spreads the message of kindness and brings sunshine into the lives of others. Children could use any materials that they chose and were very creative in their chosen medium. They then sent their photos into school and the creations were absolutely amazing with a strong theme of kindness which was very heartwarming.
Children used a variety of mediums including clay, playdough, plasticine, baking, canvases, painting, drawing, charcoal, lego, writing, other languages, recycled materials, cards for others, prayer jars, stickers, rocks and singing. Wow – what an array of clever children!!
There were many stories of children sending their creations to relatives or friends and having rich conversations with their families while doing their artwork. Here are some of the children’s messages; kindness costs nothing but means everything, bee kind, love each other, kindness – sprinkle that stuff everywhere, kindness matters, it’s cool to be kind, in a world where you can be anything – be kind, be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud and sharing is caring. There was even the word kindness written in many other languages and our school motto of deeds not words only.
These art pieces were then shared with the children, their families and our school community. We sure do have a lot of kind children with big hearts and they certainly brought sunshine and smiles into the lives of many other people. We truly are blessed and grateful.
Michael McKenzie – Principal