‘I would like to live in a world where… people would get along; the gangsters could not kill anyone; people can take care of nature and each other; no-one can look down to people that don’t have.’
These are the wishes of Shaun Amos (Grade 6) Hillwood Primary School in Lavender Hill. The Princess Vlei Forum is currently collecting children’s wishes for the world to be part of an art installation to be displayed at Princess Vlei on 16 October.
This forms part of our ‘Dream Weavers’ project to help children learn from the positive connections and relationships in nature, and explore how we can use this knowledge to imagine a more caring and safer world. Schools involved include Hillwood, Levana, Harmony, Primrose Park and Muhammadeyah Primary School, and Lotus High School.
Dream Weavers project will include a display at Grassy Park library on 11 to 15 October, and a celebration at Princess Vlei on 16 October. This will include a short procession with the learner’s artworks through Sassmeer Estate, and a performance of The River of Life by the Jungle Theatre Company.
In art workshops held over the last month, learners painted pictures of various species that they had seen at Princess Vlei in field trips in August. These beautiful paintings will form part of the art installation and library display.
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