This week's session really goes to show what you can do with people power!! We sorted 1,000s of bottle caps in next to no time, thanks to the help of our little artists. With over 11,000 caps to sort, I knew it was going to be a big effort but I was totally blown away by the energy and enthusiasm of the students. We started with primary colours, then quickly moved on to secondaries. We've managed to collect all the colours of the rainbow, plus more! Not surprisingly, we have twice as many blue caps as any other colour, as well as a lot of white and black, with only a handful of purple and pink.
I'd spent the weekend collating all the artwork images from the past few weeks to produce the final image for our mural. While most students were sorting, we had small groups come up and trace the final designs onto each timber panel. Funny that despite all our amazing technology nowadays, the best tool for this job was an old OHT projector. We did have one technical malfunction along the way but thanks to Kylie and Lisa (two of our Grade 1-2 teachers), we quickly had things sorted out. The kids were fascinated by this technology and seemed to really enjoy the process of tracing, turning off the light and seeing their image drawn on the wood.