School shows positive thinking in circles


Quinns Rocks Primary School’s Feet Feat for Harmony Day.
Quinns Rocks Primary School’s Feet Feat for Harmony Day.

Principal John Nowicki said students from years 1 to 6 worked their way into several circles on the basketball court, demonstrating the harmony and co-operation required to complete the task.

“Without shoes on, the children’s variety of socks represented the multitude of ethnic origins of the children – 87,” he said.

“The linking of feet was symbolic in showing the common origins of our human race and how we can all live in harmony as one world.

“Perhaps a little too idealistic, but with a child’s developing mind, prejudices have not yet been formed and positive seeds are being planted.

“The circles, and circles within circles, are indicative of the growth in the world’s population.

“As the circles increase, so too do the complexities in forming the circles and maintaining a consistency.”

Mr Nowicki said a display of hands in the performing arts area complemented the Feet Feat.

“Joining hands has always been symbolic of harmony and the variety of colours represented the many ethnic origins at our school,” he said.