Saturday 20 June 2020

'Build Back Better' - Joan Lennon

Jan Verhas The Master Painter 1877

In this neither-one-thing-nor-another time, of different phases in different places, when the only sure thing is uncertainty, we need to find hope where we can.  So I wanted to share this initiative, aimed at children aged 5-15, run by the National Museums of Scotland, which has been running through lockdown.  It has, among other things, asked children to vote on 5 Ways of Building Back Better*- some of the things they'd like to see continued and encouraged as society moves forward. 

1. Fresh air for all
2. Making things last
3. Mindset for change
4. Stronger communities
5. Making the most of technology

These aren't lawyers or business men and women or, thank goodness, politicians.  They're kids.  Just have a listen to what they have to say.  It's their world too.

* You can look at the other sections on this project and how the museums are cooperating in teaching ideas of a Circular Economy here, here, and here.

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Anne Booth said...

This is so important. Thank you, Joan.

Penny Dolan said...

I love the looks on the children's faces in that painting, and the total focus of the littlest one who is holding the brush!

What an excellent initiative too