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Earth Day Celebrated in Collaborative Effort

The Westminster School community recognized Earth Day April 22 in dramatic and collaborative ways that involved faculty, children, parents, students and staff. It was months in the making.
 
Following a schoolwide collection of bottle caps and learning about single-use plastics and the effects they have on the planet, especially oceans, a Plastic Ocean Exhibit was installed in the Chapel Gallery featuring a Westminster children’s art project and plastic bottle cap mural. Adults and children spent weeks in Hamilton Art Studio creating the mural.
 
Simultaneously, Fearn Hall featured an exhibition of student artwork from numerous art classes about Earth appreciation, endangered species and climate change.
 
The opening for the exhibits took place from 6-7:30 p.m. in Fearn Hall and the Chapel Gallery and included live music and poetry readings.
 
“What a wonderful community Westminster School is to be a part of,” said art teacher Kerry Kendall, who organized the event. “I have so much appreciation for the support and enthusiasm that went into the creation of the mural project and the Earth Day Art Show. Community members of all ages worked together to learn about single-use plastics, plastic pollution and endangered species. I have never been more proud as a parent, teacher and an artist. Margaret Mead said it best when she stated, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’” 
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