Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Using Writing & Creating as Therapy

Before Hurricane Sandy, the freshmen and I had read Boccaccio's Italian novella The Decameron.   Because the characters in the frame story used stories to pass the time and forget about the plague-stricken world engulfing them, we discussed the way in which storytelling was and still can be used as therapy.

Students wrote about a traumatic event in their life and then created a slideshow to compliment the piece.   Below is just one of many amazing submissions about loss and about healing; Sally's slideshow of her artwork retells the story of her beautiful friendship that turned sour all too quickly.

- Sally Boniecki, '16

- Submitted by Ms. Harmon
(All of the images in the slideshow are Sally's sketches. - Way to go, Sally!)

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