This artwork was created by our school’s Student Representative Council, who painted their hands to resemble flowers of New Zealand and Australia. The photographs were assembled into a collage. This was part of a fundraising venture for ALL BLACK DAY, Australian schools’ contribution to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal of 2011.
Our Photo Peach slideshow for Christchurch, New Zealand, is HERE!
All Black Day: Christchurch earthquake appeal, 2011
Among the viewer comments added to the slideshow was a haiku, written for us by Room 5, Our Lady of the Assumption School:
“Earthquakes come and go
But ANZACs never give up
May the flowers bloom.”
Kaiapoi Borough School sent our community a blessing: “Kia manawanui, Kia manakitia e hoa ma.”
A student at South New Brighton School wrote, in a poem:
“… Some buildings may fall,
but we are Cantabrians and we will stand tall.”
The students and staff at Papanui School, in Christchurch, said, “Kia kaha te menemene – Keep smiling.”
UPDATE: Only one day online and we are officially #1 – “Today’s most viewed” – of over 103,100 slideshows! Over 650 visitors. Truly amazing.
This Youtube video response to All Black Day comes from Russley School, New Zealand, near Christchurch’s airport: