Meet the Students of Willmot Public School
In Term 4 2017 we saw these little legends four times each over two intense days across two weeks, and they were nothing short of wonderful.
In a project run in partnership with Blacktown Council and The Hive - Mt Druitt, they had a big task - to cast a critical eye over the aspects of their suburb they liked the least, attribute these annoying and terrifying and frustrating events to an evil villain, and then create a superhero who would combat them with powerful qualities such as kindness, respect, resilience and love.
The stories they came up with were simply spectacular. One student decided his hero would soak up all the love of the victims of his bullying villain, and use the power of love to emanate from his heart and prevent the villain from bullying any further. Another student had her hero become friends with the evil zombie eating everyone's brains - a gesture no one had ever offered and which stopped her in her tracks.
We were quite literally brought to tears, and we're incredibly excited to be working with these students again through the rest of the term and right throughout 2018.
Photo by Ben Rose