recently in year 6 we have been learning about social problems and big events, so for art we made “social skateboards”. I know- WHAT? Basically everyone in year six got a skateboard canvas which was a once in a life time opportunity and we learned about street art, different fonts and social comments. On our skate boards we got to design a picture, pattern, writing or other things on our skateboards using paint, sharpies pencils, pastels, glitter and more and more to create our masterpieces, or “Skate of arts”.
My social comment is that as you can kind of see in my skateboard: So many people have made memories, memorable things; say history, and all these famous quotes from people that have made history and the single words on my skateboard like change, history & stand- so many people and events have made history so, so can YOU. I chose these quotes especially because they mean change, difference or represent something. Like the quote “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King, or Malala’s story, and even the “there was never a good war or a bad peace” which represents terrible wars. Here are a two quotes that I can explain on my skateboard.
1) My first quote is “I have a dream” which you probably know. This quote is by Martin Luther King and the full quote is “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” This quote is all about the fact of BLACK and WHITE racism, which means people judge by the colour of ones skin instead of their personality. This issue has by far gone down from what it used to be, but some are still judged by that. This quote resembles all the speeches, stands and history of Black and White racism.
2) My second quote is “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. “. This quote was stated by Malala Yousafazi in her famous speech at the Youth Takeover of the United Nations. This quote is all about education. Malala has a big history, she believed in education and fought for the right of girls education. The Taliban shot her in the head aiming to silence her because she was disrupting their plans. She was okay afterwards and still fought for what she believed in, even stronger. Her story became world wide and she helped bring the rights of girls education. This quote resembles Malala’s story, and more importantly the right of education.
I hope you readers have learnt something from my social comment skateboard (skate of art), because I definitely have.