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Aquinas College SWAT Group

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Creativity - Leadership - Teamwork

Mikaela, Rory and Karissa challenged themselves to tackle suppression and anxiety in year 10 students at Aquinas College. The SWAP group wanted to address this with a positive, preventative approach rather than a reactionary one. In order to achieve this, they developed the “Attitude of Gratitude’ art installation. The SWAT group created over 100 hundred coloured paper cubes and coordinated all of the year 10 classes to participate in the project at simultaneously. Each student wrote 6 things that they were grateful for on their cube and these were put together as an installation and hung in a prominent area of the school. The final product was celebrated with an official launch which consisted of an unveiling, speeches and morning tea.