For Harmony Week this year, the Year 4 Neighbourhood created a mural so that we could show that we are all different but everyone belongs. Our discussion started with a statement by AJ, “We are all different and we can’t do anything about it’. “And we shouldn’t have to!” added Yasmine.
We talked about how special it is to have different talents and personalities and how boring the world would be if we didn’t. The mural of the world represents that we are all different, but connected and that we need to all get along.
Together, we identified what Harmony means to us as a community, and came up with a variety of statements that described our thinking and understanding.
Harmony makes people from different cultures feel welcome.
Harmony is accepting people for who are being kind together in peace and considering people for being unique. Harmony is embracing others and their differences, showing respect to avoid conflict.
Harmony is about peace, coming together as one. Respecting everybody and reflecting on our past. It is also about working together to create the world.
Harmony is peace in the world. It is safe. If harmony didn’t exist we would never have an ending to war.
Harmony is equality. By treating each other equally there is a chance of peace and no war.
During the week, students wrote poems about what harmony meant to them, and we shared our poems at assembly. Students’ poems are on display in the neighbourhood.