Awesome Message And Email From Artist Joel Bergner
Camp Zaartari is a place that is close to 4J’s heart, this year we have learnt about the great work of Andrew Harper, the struggles of the refugees and the war in Syria. Most of all 4J has loved the murals and Art work that are found on the walls of the camp.
Mrs Joyce found the magnificent artist that painted the art work at Camp Zaartari and his name is Joel Bergner. Captivated, 4J asked if we could contact Joel and of course they think Mrs Joyce is a miracle maker and ask if he could Skype them.
HOLLY I HOPE YOU DON’T FAINT WHEN YOU HEAR THIS NEWS – After checking my emails Joel has contacted us and he WANTS to Skype – This Week. He left this message of the blog for you 4J:
Hi you guys, thanks so much for all you amazing messages! I really liked all the videos and haiku deck and Holly’s drawing. I’m so glad that you have been learning about the Za’atari camp. It’s an inspiring place where people have a hard life but still try to make the best of it and keep going the best they can. I hope to meet you all on Skype soon. Good luck with all your studies. Take care! Joel
He also left this email for Mrs Joyce:
Thanks so much for writing me! I am honored to be featured on your blog and will write a response to your students. I would be happy to Skype with your class at some point, just let me know what is a good day. Maybe next week? In terms of time zones, I’m currently in London and then will be in Chicago after Dec 17.
4J I will email Joel back and decide on a time we can Skype with him this week. HOW EXCITING!!!!! See 4J heroes are really true – Josh Brake and Joel care about the world and they realise how much you care about the world. I would like you to think about questions to ask Joel and he will be able to tell us truly what it is like at Camp Zaartari. Mrs Joyce will be able to tell him about her dream to meet the teachers and children there who she thinks are an inspiration to the world.
Here are some of Mrs Joyce’s favourite pieces of Joel Bergners work: