Stu­dents lauded for cre­ativ­ity

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Two stu­dents from Nar­ro­gin Se­nior High School have been recog­nised for their out­stand­ing pieces of art­work at the Newde­gate Ma­chin­ery Field Days.

Stu­dents from across the re­gion were in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the art com­pe­ti­tion across mul­ti­ple di­vi­sions on Septem­ber 5 and 6.

Year 12 stu­dent Lynise Ben­nell took out the top prize — the sec­ondary school best over­all award and the first prize win­ner for sec­tion 1 in Years 11 and 12. She won $200 and $50 for the awards re­spec­tively, for her piece My Coun­try.

Year 11 stu­dent Shakira Buck’s Land­scape was also recog­nised and highly com­mended.

NSHS arts teacher Mar­garita Felipe said stu­dents were en­cour­aged to ac­tively sup­port ex­tra-curricular ac­tiv­i­ties at a greater scale and take on board op­por­tu­ni­ties as they arise.

“The arts de­velop cre­ative thought, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal­ity, prob­lem solv­ing, the un­der­stand­ing of com­plex sit­u­a­tions,” she said.

“They help stu­dents to re­flect on the mo­ti­va­tions of oth­ers as well as de­vel­op­ing in­ter­per­sonal skills.

“Par­tic­i­pat­ing in com­pe­ti­tions en­ables the de­vel­op­ment of self­es­teem and con­fi­dence.

“Our aim at Nar­ro­gin SHS is to em­power stu­dents to think cre­atively.

“We want stu­dents to see things from dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives in what­ever they do in life and to be con­fi­dent in their abil­i­ties to deal with a num­ber of chal­lenges.”

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

Nar­ro­gin Se­nior High School arts teacher Mar­garita Felipe, Year 11 stu­dent Shakira Buck and prin­ci­pal Melissa Walker.

Pic­ture: Lynise Ben­nell

My Coun­try by Lynise Ben­nell.

Pic­ture: Shakira Buck

Land­scape by Shakira Buck.

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