An­zac art­works in­spire

Southern Telegraph - - Anzac Day - Gareth McKnight

Warn­bro stu­dents have been em­brac­ing the spirit of the An­zacs with an art com­pe­ti­tion this month.

In the com­pe­ti­tion run by Warn­bro MLA and Min­is­ter for De­fence Is­sues Paul Pa­palia, stu­dents from five pri­mary schools have cre­ated works of art ahead of An­zac Day.

Some en­tries have been dis­played in Mr Pa­palia’s elec­torate of­fice window in Se­cret Har­bour in re­cent weeks.

St Bernadette’s Catholic Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dent Jor­dan Yas­sir, 10, is the com­pe­ti­tion win­ner.

His piece de­picts the An­zac sym­bol of the ris­ing sun and he said he got in­spi­ra­tion from his fa­ther.

Jor­dan has re­ceived $50 for win­ning and an An­zac-themed book pack was awarded to the school’s li­brary.

Mr Pa­palia said it was pos­i­tive to­day’s young­sters ap­pre­ci­ated mil­i­tary per­son­nel past and present.

“There were plenty of en­tries but Jor­dan was the clear win­ner,” he said. “The whole thing was great.

“I find all the schools are do­ing a tremen­dous job ed­u­cat­ing the chil­dren about the An­zac legacy and fo­cus­ing on the ser­vice­men and women that are go­ing into harm’s way on our be­half.”

Legacy WA gave all stu­dents who par­tic­i­pated a badge to wear on An­zac Day. Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Robert Ratkov­cic said Perth Legacy was proud to sup­port the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Legacy has sev­eral chil­dren ben­e­fi­cia­ries in this elec­torate and it is nice to see the per­sonal ef­fort that the min­is­ter de­liv­ers to the chil­dren in his area,” he said. “We wish all of the win­ners and par­tic­i­pants in the com­pe­ti­tion our warm­est con­grat­u­la­tions.”

Pic­ture: Gareth McKnight

Warn­bro MLA Paul Pa­palia with the An­zac art com­pe­ti­tion win­ner Jor­dan Yas­sir, 10, from St Bernadette’s Catholic Pri­mary School.

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