• Naseem Syed

‘Lend a Hand’ by Glan Usk Primary School Hub Children

The children of Glan Usk Primary School hub have become a close knit group during lockdown and have been working hard creating their own individual hands. Other children from our school are creating their own hands at home and when we are able to come together again at school we will create a collaborative display featuring all the hands - together again! Below are a range of quotes from the children who took part. We’ll send you some photos once our final display is complete.

Has lockdown changed you? How? Why?

‘Lockdown has made me a bit worried, I was worried about going into hospital.’ ‘Lockdown has been really hard. I have been missing my friends and family and being at school.’ ‘Lockdown has changed me because the hairdressers are shut, and now I need a haircut!’

What made you smile or brought you joy in lockdown? Can you explain it?

‘Seeing friends in the hub made me smile.’ ‘I liked spending time with my family.’ ‘I have enjoyed going on long walks with my Dad, we walked for miles!’ ‘I had fun playing games and talking to my cousins online.’ ‘Jumping on my trampoline made me smile.’

Have you changed since lockdown? Tell me why.

‘I have been more caring to my family.’ ‘ I have been doing more drawing and being creative.’ ‘I have become more confident in lockdown and it is my New Year’s resolution to be less shy.’

What is the story behind your hand art?

We looked at some different images of hands and talked about what the story behind them could be. The children then created their own hands which were to be a reflection of them. Here are some of the themes/ ideas which emerged: What is important to me? ( family, friends, love, Black Lives Matter, nature, the seasons and the elements) What am I thankful for? What are my aspirations? Realistic hands- what is the story behind them? Hopeful colourful celebratory hands

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I love that these hands are all so different, but can work together. They represent the hands of the future.

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