Rub­bish turned into im­por­tant art

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d447291

Top­ping it all off: Year 4 stu­dents Adam Woods and Zali Elverd.

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