We are a small French Immersion class of fourteen students. Our teacher is Mme Storey. Throughout the year, we have done lots of activities in nature and to protect the environment.
The art installation we created, entitled “Our Planet, our future!” consists of four recycled square wooden boards put together to make a one big square with four sections. On the boards, we used paint and small pieces of metal, plastic and wood to make images representing the air, water, city and forest. The small pieces were collected from our homes, and from collection boxes we put up around the school.
We made this project to create awareness of the world around us so that people would realize that climate change is not just something small. It is something that one day could completely destroy all plant and animal life. The water represents clean and non-polluted oceans or rivers for beautiful fishes and other creatures to swim. You should avoid throwing any trash into these waters. The city section represents a green, sustainable version of how cities should and could look like in the future. We should plant more trees and native plants to promote biodiversity and use renewable energy. The forest represents a calm and peaceful environment. Preservation of habitat and trees can help keep it. Finally, the sky represents a clean and unpolluted atmosphere. Using more electric cars and active transportation will make a difference.
This art installation will be permanently installed in our school, Hopewell Ave. P.S., so if you ever come visit our school you can see it. Please take this piece of art to heart, and do what you can to stop climate change.
Henry Good, Phoebe Goodinson, and Andrés Villenueva are students in MF6 at Hopewell Ave PS.
Featured in the July/August 2023 OSCAR.