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Lasting Art Project Brings Community Together

A fence art project at Second Street Community School brought people together in a time where access to school buildings was restricted, with the pandemic having changed how families could connect with schools.

The project was created and installed by members of the entire school community and is made up of more than 400 pieces of wood and other mediums, including hubcaps painted in bright colours.

The project spans a significant distance around the school with several themes, including a community section with inspirational messages, and Indigenous plants. Wooden trees were painted by Kindergarten students, and painted bicycles and positive messages were crafted by Grade 7 students. Students in Grades 3 and 4 painted plants such as skunk cabbage, ferns, and fiddleheads. Community members joined in to install the pieces.

While the process itself sparked joy, it also leaves a legacy art project that can be enjoyed by students, families and community members for years to come.

Posted July 2021