Mas­ter builders show off

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Matt Cameron deputy prin­ci­pal Sa­cred Heart Pri­mary

Sa­cred Heart’s Mercy Cen­tre trans­formed into a gi­ant Lego Ex­hi­bi­tion last Thurs­day when 200 stu­dents en­tered their Lego cre­ations in the school’s first Mini Vin­nies Lego Ex­hi­bi­tion.

The seed for the ex­hi­bi­tion was first sown when Year 5 stu­dent Lin­coln Vinci­to­rio de­vel­oped the idea to help raise money for those in need.

Lin­coln’s idea stemmed fromhis love of Lego and his strong com­mit­ment to not only see­ing a need, but do­ing some­thing about it.

Stu­dents had spent the weeks prior to the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing, cre­at­ing and choos­ing their en­try, as well as de­cide which cat­e­gory to en­ter.

Cat­e­gories for the ex­hi­bi­tion in­cluded city, tech­nic, friends and free-build.

The cre­ations were ex­tremely var­ied with a broad range of Le­gode­signed and stu­dentcre­ated pieces on dis­play.

Due to the fact that Lego is such a multi­gen­er­a­tional ap­pli­ca­tion, peo­ple of all ages at­tended the ex­hi­bi­tion, with spe­cial vis­its from Sa­cred Heart parish­ioners and Moy­ola res­i­dents.

See­ing all the won­der­ful cre­ations in an ex­hi­bi­tion­style for­mat brought so much de­light to the many visi­tors who came to see the dis­play.

Many visi­tors’ minds were in­stantly drawn back to their own ex­pe­ri­ences of Lego and the cre­ative ex­plo­rations that we have all ex­pe­ri­enced through the joy of build­ing with the lit­tle coloured blocks.

‘‘It’s changed so much from my day,’’ was a com­mon re­flec­tion of the more se­nior visi­tors who vis­ited the ex­hi­bi­tion.

There were no prizes awarded on the day as the ex­hi­bi­tion served as a fundraiser for Catholic Mis­sion and their work in pro­vid­ing clean wa­ter in third-world coun­tries.

En­try was by gold-coin do­na­tion, with the school rais­ing a grand to­tal of more than $400.

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