Stream of Dreams Comes to St. Augustine School
“…Then let justice surge like water, and goodness like an unfailing stream” (Amos 5:24).
This September students at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School will see their Stream of Dreams art mural displayed on the west playground fence. The project began in June when every student was invited to paint a wooden fish as part of a mural project coordinated by the Bay Area Restoration Council. The project, called Stream of Dreams, educates students and communities about the Hamilton Harbour and its watershed while dazzling them with the beauty of community art. Students participated in a two-part workshop which consisted of an environmental education component and a hands-on piece where students painted their own dream fish. All fish were attached to the fence to create a large mural.
The project proved to be very educational, noted Joel Begin, a teacher at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School, especially since many people do not know the name or location of their local creeks or rivers – or where the water comes from or where it is going. Students had an opportunity to learn not only about their local geography but the importance of keeping chemicals out of the water system.
“Creating the mural allows the students to work together toward a common goal, while enhancing the beauty of the neighbourhood and promoting environmental awareness,” says Begin.
“It truly was a whole school community event as staff, students, and parents took part in the creation of the mural. Stream of Dreams was also a fun way to end the school year.”Visit - The Buzz Board