June 10, 2009

School opening… sort of

The main entrance of Claret School of Quezon City looks quite elegant but just around the corner, they didn't even bother putting a smooth concrete finish on the wall of cemented hollow blocks. But they did ask the kids to paint illustrations on it. I just hope the school didn't cut those trees because of the painting project. The school year of the Philippines usually begins in the first two weeks of June, but many schools have delayed their opening by a week or two because the A(H1N1) virus has finally made its appearance here and is spreading quickly.

wall of Claret School of Quezon City painted by children with illustrations

21 comments:

James said...

I bet the kids had a great time painting the wall.

Steffe said...

Better than the graffiti I can see at the schools in my area. And the schools here closed for the summer yesterday.

Olivier said...

cela donne de belles peintures murales, beau travail des enfants. Espérons qu'il existera rapidement un vaccin contre la grippe A.

it gives beautiful murals, beautiful child labor. Hope that there will soon a vaccine against the A virus.

Halcyon said...

Wonderful idea to let the children decorate their own school. Love the colors!

Dina said...

The paintings are nice, but you're right, the cut trees are sad.

Praying that you and yours will be safe from the virus. Shalom.

Lois said...

I don't like the cut trees either, but I'm sure the kids enjoyed creating the artwork!

Cezar and Léia said...

hummm I had an adorable thought now! I'm just imagining several cute kids paiting this wall...almost I can hear their sweet voices!Magnificent mural!
Great idea!
As you probably already know, I used to be a music and art teacher.Oh dear please, don't ask me "WHEN" LOL :-)
But it was in my twenties ( not so ago!!!ops )...fabulous time and I miss it so much :-(

To be in contact with those little ones is something so valuable , we learn a lot with children and their world!
Thanks for this beautiful post!
Great picture Hilda!

By the way, it's coming a "long weekend for us in Brazil" because the Corpus Christi Holiday.The Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated next Thursday.So,I will travel for some days, visiting my home town.
See you next Sunday!Have a great weekend!
God bless you
Léia

glasgowdailyphoto said...

I really like these murals, the kids must have had a great time, and it's brilliant that they have this investment in their school.

Hope the virus disappears soon.

Jackie

PS I forgot to respond to your question from a few days ago - yes St Mungo is real, not just a JK Rowling character - he's the founder of Glasgow actually, and is also known as St Kentigern. There are a lot of St Mungo's churches in Scotland dedicated to him.

Carraol said...

Great activities for kids to develop their art skills, your picture are great and hope the virus ends really soon.

marley said...

This is much brighter than a smooth finish. I bet they had fun painting it too!

Abe Lincoln said...

I would guess the trees were cut for the purpose of seeing the murals. It is a shame they butchered them so badly.

See: Our Flower Pot.

Babooshka said...

A fantastic idea. Virus nasty thing, hope it clears soon.

Clueless in Boston said...

The wall looks great. I bet the kids don't mind the school opening being delayed.

Jacob said...

Must be a religious school - the Claretians? - what with all the religious symbolism. Some really funny artistic pieces here...

Stay clear of that virus, please!

Don and Krise said...

It is wonderful to get the children involved. They feel like they're a part of things.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I really like it when the community involves kids in mural projects. the kids learn something and have great memories every time they visit. they also learn to be a part of a bigger project with a great result. I am glad you enjoyed the pool and Phoenician resort on my site.

Vogon Poet said...

Not a bad idea, with appreciable results. They tried it here but I think they lost control...

B Squared said...

There is some artistic talent in that school.

Rambling Round said...

I think kids like school better when they take part in keeping it up! I just saw where the H1N1 flu has now been declared a pandemic.

George said...

I agree that the murals are very nice, but I too hope the trees weren't cut down for that purpose. I also hope the flu quickly departs from your area.

the donG said...

i agree. we cant replace those painted walls by cutting down trees.