Banner art flies flag for town pride
Manjimup Primary School’s Year 5 and Year 6 students will proudly fly the flag for their school with their entry in the Banners in the Terrace competition.
Working with Manjimup artist Sarah Conner and Manjimup Shire Council executive assistant Emma Fagan, the students have designed a banner representing aspects of shire life.
Class teacher Rebekah Newton said it was wonderful to see the students’ vision for life in Manjimup come to fruition.
Topics covered in the banner include agriculture, youth activities, sport and the forests.
“Through the eyes of the students, we can see what they’re proud of and how they see, celebrate and want to help the future,” Miss Newton said.
Ms Conner said, having worked with young children in last year’s entry at East Manjimup Primary School, it was a different experience workingwith older students.
“The Year 5/6 students didn’t need to be led towards ideas and it was wonderful watching them build on their own ideas,” she said.
“Watching their confidence growing was awesome, they just went with it and they took on the challenge.”
Year 5 student Erica Pearce said it was fun being part of the project.
“I chose to work on the agriculture section, I like agriculture because we have a lot of farming here,” she said.
Alycia Phillips, in Year 5, said she enjoyed the project because she likes doing art.
Sophie Evans, Year 5, said she chose to be part of the team painting the sport and recreation segments because she did a lot of sport.
“It feels really good and also a bit nerve-racking to know people in Perth are going to see it,” she said.
Year 5 student Eliza Hill chose to be part of the agriculture section because she loves cherries.
“Doing the banner was exciting at the start, and at the end it looked beautiful,” she said.
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