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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Saturday, 8 December 2012
We looked at Tibetan prayer flags and designed personal flags which captured the most important ideas in our lives. We looked to the future and the dreams and hopes which are important to us.
|Prayer Flags (image from Creative Commons)|
We discovered that we are a nation of immigrants: we all come from elsewhere even the first Pacific Voyagers who came to Aotearoa one thousand years ago.
We also now appreciate that the world is a shrinking place in terms of travel and people moving from country to country.
Many people are also forced to become refugees because of war in their country.
NZ has had a history of accepting refugees from many countries around the world. Learning about their plight has made a big impact on us.
We designed symbols that were
We changed some very famous symbols.
We explained our designs to Tiffany and her mother...
|It was hard to transfer the pencil designs to the fabric!|
|A film-maker filmed the process as a documentary record of the project with school children|
|This message is very clear...|