Primary school posters celebrate the environment
Primary school students in the Kwinana and Rockingham area displayed their keen environmental knowledge when they produced posters showing aspects of our local environment. Preservation of our beaches, stopping pollution of our oceans and protection of our favourite locations, such as Penguin Island, featured in many of the posters. Sponsored by the Kwinana Industries Council and coordinated by Perth NRM, the poster competition generated over 100 entries from more than six schools. The four lucky winners Bethany Pease Bungaree Primary, Dilly Dewar Leda Primary School PrePrimary, Avah ah-Chong Golden Bay Primary and Nye M. from Orelia Primary, shared prizes including a tour provided by Rockingham Wild Encounters. Their winning artwork was also on display at the recent 2018 KIC Youth Art Awards Exhibition at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham. Kwinana Industries Council Director Mr Chris Oughton praised the students’ efforts. “I was delighted to see that the students were aware of the importance of protecting our local environment”, he said. “In time these students will be the guardians of our environment so using art to deliver positive messages, alongside STEM factors will help motivate us all”. The competition will be held again this coming November - further information can be obtained from Craig Wilson, Perth NRM Coastal and Marine Program on 0499 104 377.
Artists left to right: Dilly Dewar, Nye M and Bethany Pease
Artist: Avah ah-Chong
KIC Director Mr Chris Oughton with KIC poster competition winner Dilly Dewar from Leda Primary School Pre-Primary
KIC Director Mr Chris Oughton with KIC poster competition winner Bethany Pease from Bungaree Primary School