Students create mural to brighten holidays for disadvantaged
Westborough – The spirit of the season is alive and well and residing at the Mill Pond School. Recently, several Mill Pond School sixth-graders, under the direction of guidance counselor Karen Hong, created a mural that serves as a backdrop for the Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) Free Holiday Store.
Hong said the students discussed how retail stores decorate lavishly for the holidays but they wanted the Holiday Store experience to be warm, welcoming and caring. So they created a mural that depicts children playing, gingerbread men and snowmen dancing, and snow (in the form of soft cotton balls) falling on a happy winter scene. It is their way of wishing “Happy Holidays” to the families visiting the Holiday Store.
All work done on the mural was completed outside of academic class time – at times when these sixth-grade students could have been with friends having fun and taking a break.
WYFS staff members are grateful to Hong and the participating students for their thoughtful gift and help in spreading holiday cheer.
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