For three consecutive years, Thrive Collective has proudly partnered with IS 117 students to bring public art, music and film back to the school building. “Celebrate Diversity” is the third mural produced in consecutive years. Ms. Jones, IS 117’s principal, encourages other schools in Bronx District 9 and beyond to partner with Thrive:
“It’s especially important in our schools when we have to meet a certain number of hours in the Arts, but are not able to have a licensed teacher in the different areas. I am confident that the partnership would be an asset to any of our D – 9 Schools. They can support schools during the day and for ELT enrichment.”
IS 117 Finished (2017)
100 middle school students from five classes collaborated on the design and production this year.
IS 117 Production (2017)
See how student drawings get incorporated into the design.