The In­cred­i­bles art suc­cess

Artists raise $500 and 100 guests at­tend the evening

Isis Town and Country - - News - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­

THE in­spir­ing tal­ents of the young “In­cred­i­bles” from Childers State School show­cased the stu­dents artis­tic flair at last week’s art show and sale.

The In­cred­i­bles is a group of stu­dents from Years 5 and 6 with spe­cial needs and twice weekly they get to­gether to work on projects within the school.

The stu­dents work to­gether and learn to com­pro­mise and co-op­er­ate with their peers.

The art show and sale sold out faster than the first screen­ing of the movie Frozen.

With al­most 100 peo­ple at­tend­ing the school event, stu­dents and staff were pleased with the money raised and would like to thank ev­ery­one who at­tended the event.

Teacher and or­gan­iser Kerri Wills said the stu­dents raised $550, which was a lot more than an­tic­i­pated.

“All the stu­dents were amazed at how many peo­ple came to their ex­hi­bi­tion and were shocked at how quickly their art­works sold,” Ms Wills said.

Vis­i­tors to the ex­hi­bi­tion were im­pressed and amazed at the high qual­ity and stan­dard of art works and hand­made jew­ellery.

The jew­ellery was very pop­u­lar in the gift shop and sold out quickly.

Lo­cal res­i­dent and a great sup­porter of the event, Julie Green, praised the In­cred­i­bles group and said it was the best art show she had ever at­tended.

“All the stu­dents should be very proud, it was a won­der­ful art show,” Mrs Green said.

Dur­ing the evening stu­dents served their guests, drinks and tasty snacks of pizza and pies.

Sue Vel­la­cott, an in­vited guest, said the hospi­tal­ity pro­vided by the stu­dents made it a thor­oughly en­joy­able evening.

“It was a great art show and I had a won­der­ful evening,” Mrs Vel­la­cott said.

Mrs Wills said school could be stress­ful for some stu­dents and they hoped to build a but­ter­fly house to give stu­dents a com­fort­ing place when the chal­lenges be­come over­whelm­ing.

“The but­ter­fly house would be a space for any­one need­ing time-out,” she said.

“It’s a large scale project and we orig­i­nally thought it would cost ap­prox­i­mately $2000 to com­plete.”

“We be­lieve hav­ing a but­ter­fly house would be a place for stu­dents to calm down, re­flect and also learn about science in a prac­ti­cal way,” Mrs Wills said.

“Since the art ex­hi­bi­tion, the stu­dents have re­ceived of­fers from lo­cals who would like to help in the con­struc­tion of the but­ter­fly house.

“The but­ter­fly house will be con­structed with mesh, and we are all re­ally ex­cited about this project and grate­ful for all the sup­port.

“With com­mu­nity sup­port we might be able re­duce the over­all cost of the project,” she said.

— Sue Vel­la­cott It was a great art show and I had a won­der­ful evening.

ARTY KIDS: The tal­ented young artists of Childers Pri­mary School.

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