Making Our Very Own Friendship Bracelets!
Last week, our students made some cute friendship bracelets using coloured string, charms and beads!
There was a huge turn-out and within minutes, all tables were covered by a sea of coloured string. For some, the bracelet-making came easy, for others, it was a little more difficult. However, in the end, everyone had an adorable new bracelet to show off. It was so satisfying to see the final results.
The origins of friendship bracelets are said to lie with the Indigenous Peoples in Central and South America, however, some decorative knots have been traced all the way back to China from 481 to 221 BC. According to tradition, the bracelets are made and given to another, as a symbol of friendship.
Friendship bracelets are known to have a variety of meanings and symbolic uses, including friendship, folk art, or social statements. They can be given to someone else or worn by the maker, representing the beautiful gift of friendship.
Friendships are seen growing everyday here at Lexis Brisbane, providing a support system during both joyful and challenging times. True friends are there to celebrate successes, offer encouragement, and provide a shoulder to lean on during difficult moments.
They offer empathy, understanding, and practical help when needed, making each and every day more enjoyable. Friendships also encourage personal growth and self-improvement.
Friends often inspire and motivate each other to pursue their goals, try new things, and step outside their comfort zones. Through their encouragement and feedback, friends can help each other develop new skills, broaden their perspectives, and become the best versions of themselves.
Through study and challenges, friendship at Lexis is so incredibly important and is what brings our students together. Activities such as bracelet making showcase how beautiful the gift of friendship truly is.
The connections that our students have formed here at school has enriched their lives, provided a sense of belonging, and reminds them that they are not alone on their English journey.
From coming to a new school and not knowing anybody, to forming genuine connections with others and calling Lexis ‘home’, its beautiful to see how far the gift of friendship has brought everybody.