Skyline Falcon Artists with the support of a Harrisonburg Educational Foundation Grant created kites that represented their dreams for the future. Students were inspired to symbolically represent what they want to accomplish in the future. We lifted our art work to fill the air with visual representations of dreams and the sound of pure joy in flying a kite!
Kite kits helped make the process less intimidating for our students and took the stress of achieving flight away. We ordered the Frustrationless Flier kits which allow students to paint or decorate with markers on the Tyvek material. Students can follow easy to build directions to add the fiberglass rods, tape and bridle line. The wind just needed to be 3mph to get our dreams to soar high into the sky!
Memories of childhood will be kept in the hearts of these middle school students as they take their dreams to the high school in the fall. I am thankful for their bravery in opening up their hearts and sharing their visual voice through art this school year. May each of them never stop reaching for their goals and find themselves surrounded by stars!
Reach as High as You Can Day is celebrated always on April 14 to expand our horizons. And, it truely will be an uplifting experience. Today, there are no limits. You can literally reach for the sky.
Is there something you've wanted to "go for", and felt it was just out of reach? A new job, perhaps? Maybe a date with that cute co-worker or classmate. Whatever the challenge you face, if you reach as high as you can, you just might win the prize. And, you will never know until you try.
So, use Reach as High as You Can Day to reach and attain, or even surpass, your goals and objectives. You'll be oh, so glad that you did!