Students paint a Legacy
On a previously empty wall by the entrance to the George Wolf Elementary School gymnasium now hang four panels filled with tiles called the Legacy Tile project.
The four colorful panels refresh the brick wall, creating a welcoming space for students and all who enter the Bath school.
Amanda Twombly, George Wolf Elementary art teacher, coordinated the project to go with the No Place for Hate initiative in the Northampton Area School District. Mosaic artist Kim Hogan, from the Banana Factory, assisted students with measurements, dimensions and mounting the tiles on the panels.
The No Place for Hate program, adopted by NASD, aims to eliminate bias and instill respect for all.
Twombly picked fourth-graders from George Wolf to work on the tile art project.
“As classes rotated, the fourth-graders had the opportunity to mix colors, write words on the tiles and paint portraits and animal images,” Twombly said.
On each panel, two words are emphasized. On one panel, the words are “unity” and “diversity.” The letter “V” in diversity is heart shaped.
A second panel has the words “hope” and “imagination.” The letter “T” in imagination appears to resemble colored DNA molecules.
A third panel has the words “kindness” and “respect.” A plus sign marks the beginning of the word kindness. The letter “P” in the word respect is painted with the colors of the rainbow.
A fourth panel shows the words “inclusion” and “community.”
The beautiful Legacy Tile panels decorate the once bare brick to inspire and brighten one’s day.