Artwork goes online to make mum’s day

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Abigail Twigg, Oliver Markotis, Daniel Lapinski, Jaala Fitzgerald and Ashleigh Terrigno with their Mothers Day artwork.
Camera IconAbigail Twigg, Oliver Markotis, Daniel Lapinski, Jaala Fitzgerald and Ashleigh Terrigno with their Mothers Day artwork. Credit: Peta Barton

Mothers of students at Kearnan College were able to enjoy a virtual Mother’s Day art display thanks to a little bit of ingenuity from head of junior school Peta Barton.

Artwork produced by the students was uploaded online for parents to enjoy.

“We were looking for something to take the place of our planned Mother’s Day art exhibition which was on the calendar,” Mrs Barton said.

“It gives the opportunity for the students learning at home and also the students at school to present a picture of their mum, to still have the gallery and say what they love about their mum and celebrate their mothers.”

Mrs Barton said the students were excited for the gallery’s debut.

“Some of them have seen the gallery and think it’s pretty cool, they’re all very excited I think,” she said.

“We miss seeing our parents at school, we miss having them around, so this is something we can do to celebrate them.”

Year 5 student Daniel Lapinksi said he thought everyone deserved a special day.

“My mum is so special because she loves me,” he said.

“I’m very proud of my drawing and I hope she loves it.”

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