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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Mia’s Wonderful ‘Little Bottles of Hope’

Ivybridge Community College Year 8 student, Mia Ryder, she has been hiding small bottles of hand coloured rainbows in her local community for people to find. These ‘Little Bottles of Hope’ are part of Mia’s Spirited Arts ‘Inspiration’ College project.

Mia thought that it would be fun for children and their families to find the bottles, encourage them to take a walk in the community and to raise their spirits.

People have really responded to her amazing and thoughtful effort by taking pictures of themselves finding the bottles and sending her lovely messages.

She said, “I was inspired by the hard times that particularly young children are experiencing at the moment and was motivated by the inspirational quote, ‘Try to be the rainbow in someone’s cloud’.  I hoped that looking and finding my Little Bottles of Hope would inspire other people to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.  I wanted to remind people that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that there are still many things to be grateful for.”

“I am so impressed by Mia’s unique idea; it is both inspirational and thoughtful, demonstrating the College’s key virtues of empathy, charity and ambition.  Knowing Mia I am not surprised that she had interpreted this challenge in this selfless manner.” Mrs Taylor, Deputy Principal.