I had such an inspiring day working with the Year 4 children at Wilston SS again today. The children seem so interested in and captivated by what we are doing and learning. They have taught and given me so much. In our sessions today, we revisited some of the maths and physics components we learned last week but focused more on the artistic and philosophical concepts. The children created more wave particles for the installation in little origami lucky hearts. Before folding their heart, they composed, on the paper, their own personal message of thoughtfulness, kindness or peace. They understood that words and actions are energy (like the waves we have discussed i.e. transverse and longitudinal waves) and have an impact on those around them. If that impact is a positive one, which we're all going to strive for, then a wave or ripple of kindness is more likely to flow onto other people, eventually possibly impacting a great many more people's lives than the initial positive words or actions. We discussed different forms of art and the place of our installation and the importance of artistic expression for the artist (in capturing something or conveying a message or emotions) and for the viewer (in being aesthetically pleasing, thought-provoking, evoking memories and as a form of escapism). We also talked a little about the interconnectedness of science and art too (for e.g. how astute observation underpins both fields). I am very proud of all the children for listening so well; asking relevant questions and courageously attempting the origami hearts!