Mundaring Christian College students get trekking


Mundaring Christian College students Laila Jenkins, Emily Colley and Austin Johnson with artist Anne Williams and the displays at Trek the Trail.
Mundaring Christian College students Laila Jenkins, Emily Colley and Austin Johnson with artist Anne Williams and the displays at Trek the Trail.

STUDENTS from a local primary school have created artworks to be on display at the final Trek the Trail event.

Shire President David Lavell said the last of three community activities would run from 8am to noon on Sunday, September 25.

“While the separate cycle and run events have received some great feedback from our community, the last event is expected to be popular with families enjoying the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail at a slightly less hectic pace,” he said.

People can start the walk at either John Forrest National Park or Swan View Railway Station, walking 9km to return to their starting point.

He said people who start at John Forrest would be directed to park at Bilgoman Aquatic Centre and be transported to the start line by bus.

Activities at the event will include art demonstrations from Mundaring Arts Centre.

“People will be able to see the natural weavings created by Year 4 students from Mundaring Christian College during a Bush Creatures and Birds incursion with artist Anne Williams,” he said.

“These woven sculptures will be part of an interactive activity at National Park Falls, where trekkers can create their own natural memento or contribute to a community installation with the help of textile and fibre artists Anne Williams and Marie Jacqu-ier.”

There will also be an educational fungi-dyeing demonstration by felt-maker and natural textile artist Heather Davis at Swan View, where trekkers can create a textile work.

The 9km is relatively flat with a slight incline, suitable for people in wheelchairs, prams and young children, with refreshment stops en route.

For more details, visit www.trekthetrail.com.au.