Discover The Meaning Behind Our School Art Project - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: August 29, 2023

Pupils from our Goudie Academy created artwork to remind everyone to treat one another with kindness and respect.

Pupil and teachers casted and decorated their own plaster boat to highlight ‘we are not in the same boat, but we are in the same storm’. The art piece was inspired by author, Damian Barr, who shared: “We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm. Some are on super-yachts. Some have just the one oar.”

The collaborative art piece celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and reminds us to show empathy to others as we may be in the same situation under different circumstances.

One pupil designed their boat based on the one they sailed during an adventure trip with Ocean Youth Trust. It signified that when sailing a boat, there is a lot to think about – a life jacket is needed and time for maintenance to keep the boat clean from salt water. The same is true for life as some people have access to more helpful tools and resources than others.

The meaning of the nautical art project is one we will try to always remember and live by. We will be kind and respectful to the people in our lives while building trusting friendships to go through challenges and happier times together.

Jim Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer of Kibble said: “We aim to empower young people through education and motivate them to enjoy learning.  We are always impressed by the creativity of our young people, especially when it comes to practical skills and artwork. This art piece represents a message we are proud to support at Kibble.”

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