Mural project beats boredom
LOCAL BUSINESS ENLISTS STUDENTS TO PAINT WALL
THERE is nothing worse than being bored, yet for one local business boredom was the catalyst to creation with some willing students.
Easy Storage Rockingham enlisted Year 8, 9 and 10 students from Rockingham Senior High School to paint a mural on its walls.
Assistant manager Sarah Lewis found the plain white walls of the business’ storage units uninspiring.
“We just had blank walls and with the owner being big on community projects, I thought ‘wouldn’t it be good to have some school kids paint the walls’,” she said.
Teachers Dean Fisher and Rocky Davis thought it a great idea that would tie in perfectly with programs already running at the school.
“It fitted with our ‘open book project’ that teaches applied learning through community engagement,” Mr Fisher said.
“Previously we did bike restoration, gardening and we are looking to have students help out at nursing homes during winter.”
“There has been a real sense of team building with this cross section of year groups – it’s been great to be a part of.”
Manager Steve Wright said they would happily do the task again.
“The kids have been really good; they came up with the design and did a great job during the six-week period where they came along about once a week,” he said.
“Our clients have loved it and thought it was great.”
Year 8 student Cheyanne Bryan thought it the best class of the day.
“Just getting out of school and hanging out with our friends and painting – that’s what I like,” she said.
Along with Cheyanne, fellow students Xavier, Dakota, Ella Michael and Ryleeh put the final touches on the mural on Tuesday.
Students, teachers and Easy Storage staff, including their beloved bear, in front of the colourful mural that was completed this week.