Har­mony in colours

FLAGS PREACH MES­SAGE OF PEACE

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page - Aaron Cor­lett www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d480765

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.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Year 6 stu­dents Zoe Biz­zaca, Lucy Tay­lor and Claire Den Hol­lan­der show off some of the flags made based on Ti­betan prayer flags.

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