Finn Academy holds annual 'Leave No Space' chalk festival
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- What does the word "community" mean to you? That was the question students at Finn Academy in Elmira were tasked with answering as part of the school's annual 'Leave No Space' event.
It was a picture-perfect sunny Friday for the students at Finn Academy to participate in some chalk art! Kids worked in groups based on grade to design and draw different works of art on a large stretch of sidewalk by the school's main entrance. All the artwork was also created to work as a collaborative piece.
Artwork ranged from the A-B-C's of community from the kindergarten crew to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, 'Only Rain in the Drain' - focusing on water quality, and world equality.
"What we hope for is that they get obviously an appreciation for art and art curriculum but also getting some of that teamwork aspect...collaborating with one another within their crew to come up with a cohesive design and then implement that design in our celebration here today," explains Art Educator, Christopher Eldred.
This was the 4th annual 'Leave No Space' chalk fest and while some crews were recognized for their outstanding work, officials say the whole school should feel proud of their accomplishment.