Kids need head space

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SCHOOLS - by CYN­THIA VIL­LIGER

THREE Moss­man State High School students per­fected their graf­fiti skills re­cently when they par­tic­i­pated in a Wally Wall­work work­shop with seven other students from around Cairns.

Graf­fiti has long been con­sid­ered a form or art and self- ex­pres­sion and the full- day work­shop helped the pro­duc­tion and do­na­tion of their fin­ished art­work to the youth help cen­tre Headspace.

Lo­cated in Cairns, Headspace is an all round cen­tre that helps kids aged 12-24 in need of as­sis­tance or some­one to talk to.

The students - By­ron Wick­en­ton, Tay­lah Moull and Adam Wicks - worked along­side street artist ’ Wally’ to cre­ate a graf­fiti art­work on a board which was then do­nated to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil set up the event in as­so­ci­a­tion with the pro­gram REACH which has been de­signed to help kids im­prove their art abil­ity.

Moss­man High School’s art teacher Mrs Cairns or­gan­ised for the three Moss­man students to get down there and spend the day with Wally.

Adam said they learnt a lot from their ex­pe­ri­ence and watched some­thing come from noth­ing.

“At the start of the day it wasn’t any­thing spe­cial but by the end it was great and looked good,” he said.

“I par­tic­i­pated in the event be­cause I’m in­ter­ested in graf­fiti and it was a good op­por­tu­nity, we learned some tricks.”

MAK­ING HEAD SPACE: Moss­man State High School students took part in a graf­fiti work­shop

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