Gretton pre-schoolers' Wave of Hope message to G7

The Wave of Hope celebrates the resilience and kindness of communities

Friday, 11th June 2021, 11:24 am

Children and staff at a Gretton school have added artwork to a Wave of Hope to mark the G7 summit being held in Cornwall this weekend.

Pupils at Chirpy Chicks Pre-School have been working together on an art display to add to an online gallery to highlight the Covid pandemic, injustice, climate change and nature loss.

Joining activists and charities from across the UK to send a message of hope to world leaders, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, the colourful display has been made from pieces of blue items that children collected over the half-term holidays and incorporates waving paper hands.

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Project leader Sharon said: "It was a lovely project to be involved in.

"The message we want our children and families to take from it is that we are blessed with the world, help the whole world bless it back."

All 46 children and 11 staff members contributed to the piece which has been displayed the nursery.

Karla Roberts from Chirpy Chicks said: "The blue represents the oceans of the world and how we must look after our planet by ensuring our waste does not end up in the sea.

Chirpy Chicks Wave of Hope

"As world leaders discuss the four major crises the whole world is facing - the Covid pandemic, injustice, climate change and nature loss - we wanted to take the opportunity for children to learn more about recycling and the impact of our waste on the world.

"Children also made a hand print in paint and they were mounted onto a windmill so their hands wave in the wind."

Earlier in the week, the children had a visit from the Safer Corby Team at North Northants Council where they learned about recycling and how recyclable waste was reused.

Karla added: "You can imagine their awe at the thought of tin cans being used to make rockets."

Toby, Joey, Lola and Ivy busy with their Wave of Hope work

To see all of the contributions to the Wave of Hope click here to visit the gallery.

The children also learnt about recycling