Proof of en­dur­ing spirit

Central and North Burnett Times - - EDUCATION -

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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