Paper Hearts Project

Paper Hearts Project

  •   07/08/2018 - 30/11/2018
  •   00:00 - 23:59
  •   Medway Campus

This voluntary project aims to foster social unity and community inclusion through the shared goal of achieving a Guinness World Record of a display of 60,000 origami hearts. The heart reflects the research interests of the University of Kent, Medway, Sport Studies Society from which this project is led in terms of health and sport.

The heart is a symbol of life -  creating a heart for the display will be a recognition of those in our community we would ordinarily not notice or come into contact with. It is also a sign of health- creative and cultural participation is widely recognised as a key factor of wellbeing. Health attitudes can have profound effects on mental and physical wellbeing too, so we hope to raise and promote healthy attitudes as part of the project.

The hearts will be made from 7.5cm square origami paper and full instructions will be given.

Individual events can be found on their Facebook page.

During the workshops at the Student Hub and during the Record Breaking Exhibition, we will be collecting donations for Cardiac Risk in the Young, and The Molly MacLaren Foundation which are both close to the heart of the Society.


If you would like to get involved in the Paper Hearts Project please fill in our sign up sheet.