For Lower School students, most things are bigger than themselves. This year, Head of Lower School Sandy Wang, Ed.D., is working with her faculty to explore innovative ways to incorporate this year's theme, "bigger than me," into all aspects of Lower School life.
Art teacher Jen Gallagher explained how she recently helped focus Lower School students on creating 'something bigger than themselves' through a project now installed prominently in Lower School hallway leading to the Campus Center. "We wanted to develop an understanding among the children of a shared sense of purpose, so they felt like they were working towards a goal that's important for the community."
As inspiration for the project, the students reflected on the following quotes:
"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." -Maya Angelou
"What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special."-Morris Dees
Each Lower School student was asked to created a self portrait using a single color, corresponding to their grade level, to highlight themselves. The 244 faces of the Lower School were then assembled to create a single large wall piece with beautiful visual and symbolic impact.
To learn more about what makes the Lower School at Princeton Day School so extraordinary, we encourage you to attend the Open House this Friday, October 25. Prospective families will hear from leadership, faculty and current parents about the Princeton Day School experience, tour the campus, sit in on classes, and ask questions. You can register for the Open House here.