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SCC yarn-bombs trees in Central’s Honor Garden

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SCC yarn-bombs trees in Central’s Honor Garden

Photo by Mary Szymanski

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Photo by Mary Szymanski

Matthew Felbein, Correspondent

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Sophomore Class Council (SCC), assisted by art teacher and sponsor Daniela Cirone, brought some holiday cheer to Naperville Central in the Honor Garden by yarn-bombing the trees on Nov. 27.

“Yarn-bombing is defined as a colorful, non-permanent and easily removed art installation where you wrap yarn around an object in a public space,” Cirone said. “It is believed to have started in Texas.”

Cirone came up with the idea when looking through social media and art online.

“We were looking for a team building activity, and [SCC] said, ‘It would be a great idea to make the trees colorful,’” Cirone said.

SCC chose to decorate the Honor Garden because it is very close to the art department, and it is a place that a lot of people use and walk by.

“It was really fun watching everyone do it,” SCC member Maya Mehrotra said. “Everyone got creative as time ran out and it was hilarious. It seemed like a good team bonding activity.”

SCC intended to foster creativity and team bonding through this activity.

“I was just watching them, but it was cool to see the teamwork and everyone’s creative ideas,” Mehrotra said.

Students split into groups and each group was given a tree around which they wrapped brightly colored yarn. Methods that were used to wrap the yarn varied and ranged from carefully walking around the tree to literally running in circles.

SCC is satisfied with the results.

“We hope to continue this next year and maybe even try some yarn bombing in the school,” Cirone said. “It is going to be up until it looks terrible.”

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