On Friday, May 28th Feltonville students and community members will parade together through the streets of Feltonville, sharing and celebrating the many beautiful cultures in their vibrant community. This parade is a culmination of Feltonville Intermediate’s exploration of identity, culture, and relationships within the community. For the past six weeks, Spiral Q led Feltonville third, fourth, and fifth graders, their older siblings, parents, and faculty in dialogues and hands-on activities about their families, their backgrounds, and the diversity of cultures in their community. Students worked together to create giant puppets that represent community members and the relationships between them: mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and teachers and students. Come see the magnificent giant puppets created by the students and join Feltonville and Spiral Q in appreciation of all the colorful places and cultures we come from!
The parade will step off from Feltonville Intermediate, 238 East Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia, 19120 at 1:00 PM.
This is a great example of one of the 10-15 partnerships that we lead with Philadelphia schools annually. Our Education Initiatives offer participants creative, engaging and sequential project-based art education and youth development programs that build community within schools while teaching collaboration and communication skills through creative group settings and processes.