Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall 2011 - 9/11 Remembrance Installation from Ventura College to Valencia's Helmers Elementary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  We began the Fall 2011 semester with the installation event "Remember 9/11" which took place simultaneously on both the Ventura College campus as well as at Charles Helmers Elementary School (I am an art docent there) located in Valencia CA. Helmers' students began their installation on Friday 9/9/11. Ventura College began its installation on 9/6/11.

It's interesting to note that most of the Helmers students were either born in 2001 or not even born yet - so remembrances such as this are very important.
Ventura College 9/11 installation
"9/11 was a horrific event. Too many innocent people lost their lives. I hope to god that nothing like that ever happens again." 
"I remember being in 3rd grade & not understanding why my mother was crying or what was happening. 9/11 will never be forgotten and the peoples live that were taken will never be forgotten...."

9//9/11 Mrs. Wolf  who teaches English 1A had her students to write about this installation. She encouraged students to not only read the messages on the tags but to also be aware of their surroundings using the five senses.
Helmers Elementary School - Valencia 
Three classes of  4th and 5th grade students participated in this 9/11 event.

Students used red frabic to weave "Remember 9/11" in a chain link fence.
And used blue tape to create words. 

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