Gowri Savoor brought our community together as never before! The whole school was brimming with joy and excitement during her ten-day lantern making residency. The students loved working with Gowri and they thrilled in the process of making lanterns with sustainable materials. The students were tremendously proud of their artwork and they were truly inspired to work together towards a shared creative purpose.
The lantern parade was a magical evening enjoyed by all! It was beautiful to see hundreds of children carrying their handmade lanterns through the snowy streets of Montpelier. An estimated 1,000 people turned out for the event, including our mayor, school board members, local elected and state officials. One parent called it “A wild success!” Another parent wrote,” The wonderful festival atmosphere created with the drumming, lanterns and amazing hula hooping fire dancer made it a night to remember.”
Photo by Sarah Audsley