Community Day 2017 - Lilly Hunt
Lilly was a friendly turtle that lived in the school garden. Inspired by the book “Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen, the children at EtonHouse Claymore came together on 5 October 2017 for a “Lilly Hunt”. Together with 24 parent volunteers, they followed a trail around the garden, armed with a map, binoculars, magnifying glass and a photo of Lilly.
Sadly, they did not find Lilly and so they decided to make creative representations of her turtle shell to remember her by. The children used clay to recreate the texture and lines of Lilly’s shell and mosaic to incorporate the different shades of brown. These memorable pieces will be homed in one of the school’s stairwells in honour of Lilly. During the hunt, the children shared their thinking around Lilly and where Lilly might have disappeared to. These voices were documented by the teachers who can’t wait to put them together into an imaginative story!
What a wonderful way of honouring children’s voices and their innate desire to care for the world.