Students at Crozet Elementary are leaving their mark on the community by expressing themselves through hand-drawn dots.
All 325 students grabbed a set of markers and put their artistic abilities to work. Even though most students have not hit double digits in age, they feel they have a lot to bring to the table in Crozet and they are showing it off in dots.
The inspiration behind the mural of dots came from a book Crozet students read in class called, "International Dot Day" by Peter Reynolds.
The mural takes up two walls and reads "Crozet Builds Community One Dot at a Time."
One of the teachers behind the dot display says this activity builds character. It gives students a way to express why they play an intricate role in Crozet.
Kirsten Perry of Crozet Elementary said, "If one of those dots wasn't there, the picture would look different, so each one of the kids is a very important part of the community."
This year's dot collaboration was so successful, teachers and students are excited to make this an annual event.
Crozet Elementary students are a small fraction of kids taking part in the fun. Over 350,000 students from all over the world will be taking part in International Dot Day this Saturday.