Rubbish turned into important art
STUDENTS at East Victoria Park Primary School have transformed rubbish into a work of art.
Students in years 4 and 5 learned about sustainability in the final term of last year.
One of the topics in the subject was how to protect natural habitat and waterways from plastic and litter.
Taking coloured bottle tops, the students created a 2.4m by 2.4m art installation.
Teacher Monique Varnavides said the work took inspiration rom well-known characteristics of Perth.
“The design is based around some of our most iconic features in the city – the Swan River and the black swan,” she said.
“The swan shape that has been used as the centrepiece is our school logo.
Ms Varnavides said the project had been an eye-opening experience for the students.
“The project helped to see just how many plastic bottle tops go into landfill in just a few short months,” she said.
Topping it all off: Year 4 students Adam Woods and Zali Elverd.