Canning Vale College runnerup in Katy Perry art award

Jayde Schwalb, Grace Guppy, Kaela Blackburn, Jarom Kuru and Celeste Delafontaine. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d428567
Jayde Schwalb, Grace Guppy, Kaela Blackburn, Jarom Kuru and Celeste Delafontaine. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d428567

CANNING Vale College placed second in pop singer Katy Perry's This Is How We Do Our School Awards, winning $5000 for its arts department.

Australian students had to create videos about their schools’ performance programs for the competition, won by a Melbourne school.

‘Organisers explained that from the hundreds of entries, the judges picked the top 20 entries and these were sent to Katy Perry herself to choose the top three,’ said college circus teacher Crystle Challinger.

‘We are thrilled to have been recognised for this school’s achievements in the arts.

‘In particular, Katy Perry said she was impressed with our wearable arts and fashion, cheerleading and circus programs. At a time when huge funding cuts are being made and schools need to make great sacrifices ‘