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199.365 18mm f3.5 1/250 ISO 200Have I mentioned how much I love it when something newsworthy happens right in front of me?  When we pulled up at home yesterday evening I noticed this after-school art class at the elementary school down the street.  Ezra and I were equally interested in the project.  A dozen or so kids, a few moms, and some art and photography(!) teachers were painting street murals on the schoolyard retaining wall.

How freaking cool is that?

When we moved into our house this school was so dismal the district had blown out the entire staff, down to the janitors, and started from scratch.  That wasn't especially concerning to us since, you know, we didn't have any kids.  But now we have a kid and, happily, the school is undergoing a rebirth.  Yes, I'm congratulating myself on good timing.  But I couldn't get too busy patting myself on the back because I had to take pictures.

Reader Comments (5)

love this post - great photos and great to see the kids revamping the school

April 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

now this is truly inspired!!
thank you for sharing at Shutter Sisters.
xxo, kim

May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim Klassen

Great series of photos! I love it when something cool just presents itself to you. The universe is on your side.

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Absolutely fantastic series Corinna. It's beautiful to see the creativity exploding from these kids and refreshing to hear about the transformation of this school. Really hopeful post!

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

I LOVE the kid hanging over the fence with his camera. This whole post is fantastic!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

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