The Cathedral School community has been asked to contribute to a unique art project by acclaimed British ceramic artist Claire Twomey at the Foundling Museum.
Inspired by the acts of exchange and charity implicit in the Foundling Hospital story, Twomey has worked with children in care, former pupils of the Foundling Hospital School, local residents and many others to devise over 1000 individual good deeds. Placed between the base of a cup and its saucer, these instructions are revealed only when a cup is selected. In order to keep the cup, one must agree to complete the good deed; otherwise the cup must be replaced.
As the exhibition unfurls, the good deeds will be revealed. Uniform rows of identical cups will gradually transform as the unique, individual deeds are revealed on the saucers below. Beyond the walls of the Foundling, the cups will be dispersed; acting as mementos of good deeds done and an encouragement to do more for others.
The children, staff, parents, friends and governors of Cathedral School have been invited submit their ideas for good deeds to be included in the exhibition, in order to encourage positive behaviour and empower individuals to do a little good within their community. If you would like to submit a good deed, please leave a comment on this blog.
Exhibiton dates: 14 June 2013 – 15 September 2013, 10:00 – 17:00. For more information please visit firstname.lastname@example.org
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My good deed idea:
:)Make someone a cup of tea with this cup.:)
The good deed I have thought of and am going to do is: as a treat, you could make someone breakfast in bed on a tray. You could also help with the washing or cooking and lay the table for dinner.
The good deed that I’m going to suggest- to put on the back of a cup and saucer- is as follows: support someone if they’re struggling or need comforting, reassure and speak words of encouragement.
I thihk that there should be a cup and saucer about saying sorry when you get angry at someone because you should always say sorry if you upset someone’s feelings. There also should be a cup that says friendship because people should always be friendly.
If we do go to the foundling Museum, I can’t wait to see the tea cups. My good deed idea is …
1. I would help with the washing up.
2. Make someone a cup of tea.
3. Help someone who has fallen down.
4. Or give some of my old clothes to charity.
I cannot wait to (maybe) go to the Foundling Museum.
Give money to a poor person on the streets
Help your sister or brother with their homework
Give money to charity
Thanks Jed, good idea, which charity would you choose?
Thank you, Faber, Anya, Poppy , Rose, Kristel & Obiora
Your good deeds are very welcome and really great ideas for the project. Thank you for thinking about this so much and I hope you can come to the exhibition when it opens.
I will let you all know how the good deeds continue to grow in number.
Help someone if they are hurt.
Help other people
My good deed is that you should make someone cookies.
Make your dad breakfast.
Do what your mum says you should do.
Help someone/child with there homework!thank you for reading my deed
Help your mum with dinner.
Be kind and nice to others.
Give money to charity and help people who are living on the street. You could give food and water to people in poverty. Make your mum and dad a cup of tea or coffe.
Treat others the way you want them to treat you.
Very good one:)!
Help somebody with shopping
Give money to charity
Help with the dishes
1.help some one if they fall over
2.help if they need help.
Make your mum breakfast.
My good deed is
1. Help old people
3.If someone wants you to do something you could do it
5.Do your homework if you do not do it sometimes and if you do it
You could offer to carry someone’s shopping or heavy luggage.
Thank you all so much. These are great good deeds to have for the project.
Today in the studio we are starting to put your good deeds into the patterns that will be on the back of the cups and saucers, a bit like making stickers of your ideas and putting those on the cups and saucers.
We will then put these in the kiln( a very hot oven) to fix them forever on the cups and saucers.
Thanks for all your help and thoughtful ideas.
Help to do some shopping.
Take a friend to the park.
Make your family lunch. 😉
If someone was behind you you could hold the door open for them.
A good deed that could go on the bottom of a cup and saucer is: Support somone in hard times.
a good deed
read to a younger person- do something funny for charity- voulenteer at your local charity shop- donate- mow someones lawn- do the washing up- do d.i.y- do an errand- tidy your room- recycle and turn it into something
1. Smile at your friend
2. Respect others so they can respect you
My Good deed is:
You could help someone anything for example sport and homework.
my good is=
To be friendly to others and to be kind to people who are lonely and sad.
To say good morning to other people and to pass on a smile.
To speak gently and with kindness.
To be a good ear for those who need to share a problem.
My good deed is share your things 🙂
Help someone with their work.;)
Be a peacemaker. 🙂
Give some money to charity.:)
you could help some one on the street if they have dropped their bag or something
My good deeds are:
1. Hold the door for someone if they are behind you.
2. Show patience to someone who needs it or is annoying you.
My good Deed is…Help your Mum and Dad,Help your Friends and be polite.
Help people if they fall down or if they are stuck on their work in lessons.
Show respect to everyone
Give up a seat for an old person on a train or bus.
Have good manners when you eat.
My good deed is to help people at sport and homework.
Help the elderley
Good deed idea:
.Help someone who dose not have as much as you
.Help your parent with something
.Do something kind for your nanny