Student Art Creates Local Awareness of Global Goals

The streets in Dover, New Hampshire, were a flurry of activity April 7 at the city’s first-Friday Artwalk, held at its historic Washington Street Mills.

Included in the event’s unique gallery were 12 selected works from students in grades 5 and 6 of the Seacoast Charter School. Each, accompanied by the student’s artist statement, was focused on one of the 17 themes of the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The exhibit, coordinated by the school’s art teacher, Hannah Pasquale, was part of The Art of Serving Global Goals, an ongoing collaboration between ABC World Citizens and the Seacoast Charter School that began last fall. The project aims to increase students’ awareness of and engagement with the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development while enhancing their sense of world citizenship. It is also designed to demonstrate the highly effective role that the arts have to play in promoting unity, understanding, and the appreciation for sustainability that the Global Goals embody.

As a continuous flow of parents, fellow students, grandparents and other visitors viewed the works on exhibit, the students’ artistic efforts inspired thoughtful questions and meaningful conversation. The young artists’ creative expression was already increasing awareness about the Global Goals and building connections in the community around them.

“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate change for the betterment of the world,” notes ABC-WC board member Inger Gregory. Inger previously worked as an art educator in New Hampshire.

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Grant Encourages Students to Explore Art and Science Partnerships in 3D

Over the past year, Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens has been collaborating with the Seacoast Charter School of Dover, New Hampshire, to encourage sustainable-development awareness of the United Nations’ Global Goals.

As part of ABC-WC’s program, The Art of Serving Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the Goals are being incorporated into classroom activities; and a Call to Art inspired by the Goals and initiated by ABC-World Citizens is being facilitated with students in all grades by art teacher Hannah Pasquale.

Headmaster Peter Sweet, and
Director of Development Sheila Shea, receive the grant from ABC-WC’s Inger Gregory.

ABC-WC board members Inger Gregory and Mara Khavari recently visited the school’s headmaster Peter Sweet, and director of development Sheila Shea, to finalize the school’s receipt of a grant from ABC-WC for purchase of a quality 3D printer for the school. The donation of the printer aims to support the school’s efforts to provide global STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education to its students. Students will learn how to use a 3D printer and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software through interdisciplinary approaches to technology that facilitate learning that is challenging, creatively engaging, and effective.

“We are thrilled to further our partnership with ABC-WC to bring the use of 3D printing across all subject matters,” said development director Sheila Shea. “Our students will be able to explore subjects in a more authentic way where they can touch and see their work, which is how students often learn best.”
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