Wingate Elementary Students Spread Their Wings

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A group of students are making sure positivity is spread one feather at a time.

A mural of close to 400 feathers made to look like angel wings is placed at Wingate Elementary’s cafeteria.

The idea stems from a Colorado artist, who paints colorful wings on buildings around the world.

The art teacher at Wingate had each student use oil pastels to personalize their own feather and write a goal they’d like to complete before the school year ends.

Some of those goals included ‘make a new friend’, ‘be better at math’, and ‘finish art on time’.

At the end of the project, each student took a picture alongside the mural and shared it on social media with the hashtag #whatliftsyou.

Fifth grade student Christopher said, “People don’t let other people bring them down and lift yourself up and stand out.”

Ellen Balzer, the art teacher added, “It makes me so proud. I love the students here and I love my job and I just love that every single feather is different.”

Above the wings was also a message painted by several first grade students reading ‘Teachers Give Us Wings To Fly’.

There is no estimated time as to how long the mural will be on display.

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