Bayonne: Marracq college student mobilizes for Ukraine

Students at Marracq college are also challenged by the war in Ukraine.

Bayonne: Marracq college student mobilizes for Ukraine

Students at Marracq college are also challenged by the war in Ukraine. Some students have been showing support for visual arts classes, expressing their emotions through artistic productions, for several weeks.

Their actions were based on a project to divert work (Liberty leading the people, Eugene Delacroix). Frederique Lavergne, their teacher, explains that several fourth-grade students dedicated their images to Ukraine. This was to show their support for the country's population, especially young people who are in pain. She wanted to demonstrate that even though they are thousands of miles from conflict zones, their voices can be heard.

The students created a "butterfly Project" that contained messages of peace. The professor adds, "Together we'll speak loudly and be heard." The project has already seen more than 500 butterflies installed. New ones are being made daily by both the adults and the youth who joined the effort. It is written on the wings, "I hope that you will quickly return home to a normal, happy life full of laughter, joy and games, in the carefreeness you deserve."

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