Greenbelt staff presenting Friend of the Greenbelt certificate to students of Hampton Junior Public School. Artist Patty Bowman Kingsley (r) led guided the creation of the impressive mural.
On Wednesday May 18 we had the privilege of awarding the students of Hampton Junior Public School in Clarington a Friends of the Greenbelt certificate to celebrate the completion of their colourful and vibrant Greenbelt-inspired mural.
Commissioned by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, and led by talented mural artist Patty Bowman Kingsley, the completed mural depicts natural wildlife and water features.
With Patty's guidance all 175 students from junior kindergarten to grade 3 got a chance to express themselves through art, while learning about importance of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Many students were even inspired to write about the scene they created - stories we got to hear at the award reception!
See below for pictures and videos! All photos courtesy of Patty Bowman Kingsley.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2016
FRESH COAT OF GREEN PAINT FOR HAMPTON JUNIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL
Collaboration Inspires Students to Write Short Stories About the Greenbelt
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation partnered with faculty and students to create a colourful and vibrant Greenbelt-inspired mural at Hampton Junior Public School in Clarington.
Mural artist Patty Bowman Kingsley guided all 175 students from junior kindergarten to grade 3 in expressing themselves through art, while educating the young participants about the importance of Ontario’s Greenbelt through experiential learning. Commissioned by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the completed mural depicts natural wildlife and water features.Read more
As my oldest daughter Zoë contemplates her post-secondary education, the next few months will be busy ones, as she applies to various universities. She’s keen to follow in her dad’s footsteps, hoping to study Environmental Studies and English in either Ontario or British Columbia. So my radar for youth and the environment was particularly alert when I came across a young boy in Niagara who wants to save a woodlot from being paved over by an unneeded road.Read more