Art inspires harmony

FOUR art projects helped student celebrate Harmony Day on Thursday.

Lovely design: Willow and Sebastian put their heads together to create a Buddhist mandala at Inverloch Primary School for Harmony Day.

Around 460 students from Inverloch and Kongwak Primary School came together in multi age groups from Prep to Grade 6 to collaborate on the projects.

They were assisted by parents and grandparents.

The first project was Aboriginal hand prints to acknowledge the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people as traditional owners of the land.

The second project was a Chinese dragon. The students each designed a tile and translated their names into Mandarin to make up the scales of the tail.

Trilby Parise supervised the building of the dragon.

At the end of the day, a musical group performed a Chinese dragon dance.

The third project – assisted by Georgina Warburton and Jan Thexton – was a Harmony Day tree.

Each student painted real leaves to express messages of peace and unity.

The last project was designing Buddhist mandalas, assisted by Bonnie Patterson and Annette Spinks.

Each senior student teamed up with a junior student to create the mandalas.

At the beginning of the day, the school captains Archie and Amaya addressed the students and spoke about how to collaborate harmoniously.

Teacher Amanda McMahon said Harmony Day reflects the school’s motto “Every Face Has A Place”.

“We like to acknowledge the fact that March 21 is the United Nations’ day to end racial discrimination and talk about its importance,” she said.

“It links our students to their wider community.”

Peace and unity: students Saurjyesh, Kodha, Jack and Tyla helped spread messages of harmony at Inverloch Primary School on Thursday.
Lots of fun: students Alex, Frankie, Milla, Spencer, Polly and Liam helped to work on the Chinese dragon for Harmony Day at Inverloch Primary School.
Working together: students Bonnie and Mali helped put together the mural of Aboriginal hand prints at Inverloch Primary School for Harmony Day.

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