Sunday, September 25, 2011

Super Hero Plank

"Grab hold of your superhero business teams, friends and family and build this sneaky piece of inspirational community wall art for the wildly creative kids’ superhero wall.

Paint, glue, nail, screw, laser and kryptonite your favourite super hero figurines to the planks provided. Add some artistic tension by adding the arch nemesis of your superhero or heroine.!

Write the names of your favourite people superheroes on the plank, like family or friends or special people in the community or add some funky props or wild background colour/effects.Bring it along to the Play House on Sunday September 25th. A fun family day out with all donations being given to Starship Children's Hospital.

This was the brief we were given , along with a plank of wood. Rather than let commercial images of super heroes set the tone I talked with children about what a hero is and the things heroes do.Here are some of the comments of the heroes they drew "A girl hero called Mummy, she helps people". "My hero eats yellow rice bubbles and he can be anything he wants to be" " My hero helps people who are stuck in the mud" ."Heroes are strong and they help." My hero saves girl people. "Heroes can fly".

Some children drew pictures on to the plank and chose not to leave a comment at all.I thoroughly enjoyed working with small groups of children on this project, and delighted in their views about the roles of super heroes. This was also in conjunction with a fundraiser that The Playhouse was organising for Starship Children's Hospital. A container for donations will be available for the rest of term, all donations being gratefully received of behalf of this worthy cause.