Harmony in colours
FLAGS PREACH MESSAGE OF PEACE
MILLEN Primary School students embraced Harmony Day by painting flags, which have gone up around the campus.
The flags are based on Tibetan prayer flags and were put up at the start of the week as a symbol of peace.
Students from all classes at the school took part in the project, with about 500 flags on display.
Art teacher Tamara Hill said the school celebrated Harmony Day each year but she wanted to do something different.
“I wanted to teach the kids about being passionate about art and not just drawing a pretty picture,” she said.
“We looked at multicultural art and we asked the students to come up with an interpretation.
“The flags were made from donated fabric and there has been a buzz around the school after they were put up.”
Ms Hill said she wanted the kids to take away the message from Harmony Day that everyone belonged.
“Millen is a multicultural school and we love that,” she said.
Year 6 students Zoe Bizzaca, Lucy Taylor and Claire Den Hollander show off some of the flags made based on Tibetan prayer flags.