Empty Bowls Project inspires hunger awareness for third-graders

COLUMBIA — Third-graders at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School stared at "World Hunger" shown on a Smart board in their classroom. Thebronze sculpture by artist Billie Evansshows hands reaching for the little that remains in a tilted bowl.

 

"Let’s think of some words to go with this image," teacher Carissa Seek said.

Hands shot up. "Hunger," one student said.

"Desperate," said another.

At the end of the brainstorm, the students had formed their words into a single six-word story: "Skinny hand grasping, desperate for food."

"Being able to write a story with just six words can be so powerful," Seek said later. "The kids are trying really hard to pick those strong and powerful words."

 

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