Proof of enduring spirit
RAIN washed away a student mural earlier this year but it’s been brought back to life, thanks to some great community spirit.
Gayndah State School students painted the mural after the floods and called it Gayndah People are Great.
Students painted under the guidance of art teacher Michelle Geary and displayed the mural at the front of the school, until it was destroyed by further rain.
But Sam and Graham Rowles of Gayndah Guardian Pharmacy came to the rescue and used a photograph of the mural to have it turned into a banner.
Head of curriculum Leah Trott said the return of the banner was a surprise to staff and students.
“Unbeknown to us, Sam contacted a printing company and turned our humble paper poster into a durable plastic sign to keep forever,” she said.
“It was an emotional and touching gesture and we are very grateful.”
GAYNDAH’S GREAT: (Back left) Samantha Rowles, Callum Slack, Kirsty Kreis, Madelyn Scanlan, Ellky Slaughter, Kirsty Taylor, Zac Williams, Callan Trott, Michelle Geary, Graham Rowles, (front left) Sophie Scanlan, Georgia Laidler, Jovy Griffin, Nicole Dakin, Kaleb Wilkinson, Sheree Newcombe, Callum Evans.