“You change the world by being yourself.” ~ Yoko Ono Dear Families and Friends, That’s just what Len Greenhalgh did when he considered what an old quarry could become. “I grew up in a city where there was lots of mortar and bricks. Occasionally a few birds flew over. Then 32 years ago I was… Read More Be Yourself and Change the World
“The things that really matter are that because of WHAT we teach, the children will become interested enough to go on wanting to know, and because of HOW we teach…the children should be able to think for themselves.” ~ Sybil Marshall, British educator (1913-2005) Dear Families and Friends, It was a good many years ago when… Read More Because of How we Teach
“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” ~ Pablo Picasso Dear Families and Friends, Kids were focused as they began the process of constructing original animal masks this morning. Considering what they already knew and digging deep for more, they began researching their creatures, each of… Read More What’s Behind a Face?
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.” ~ Rachel Carson Dear Families and Friends, It was a magical day at Wheeler Bay, and kids were curious from the minute they arrived. We started the morning with a group gathering on the deck. Overlooking this riveting setting, kids would soon put pencil… Read More Hooray Hooray for Wheeler Bay!
“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” ~ Sitting Bull, chief and spiritual leader of the Lakota, under whom tribes united for survival Dear Families and Friends, LEAPS’ artists arrived on site at South School this morning with one question in our hearts. “How can we… Read More SOUTH SCHOOL KIDS on a Journey of the IMAGINATION
“Nature is not a place or a thing; it is a mosaic, a network, a matrix, in which embedded is not only the world’s biodiversity, but the quality of our lives.” ~ Christopher Leahy, Mass Audubon Dear Families and Friends, Next week LEAPS of IMAGINATION begins a new season. Our first stop is at South… Read More The Art of Stepping into Nature
“Most people assume that imagination takes place in the head, but the hands are just as important.” ~ Mitch Resnick, MIT Media Lab Dear Friends of LEAPS, When children find themselve at the intersection of discovering their capacity to make art and exploring the natural world, deep thinking happens. Local kids who participated in… Read More Changing Kids’ Minds