Hillcrest Primary School holds bush tucker garden event

Vanessa Bradley (FORM, Creative Schools Program), Mayor Dan Bull, Liz Marruffo (Creative Practitioner), Sophia Kennedy, Mika Moriah Alfasi and Grayson Holland, Principal Liz Ford, Siobhan Duggan (Year 3 Teacher). Picture: Mathilda Joubert
Vanessa Bradley (FORM, Creative Schools Program), Mayor Dan Bull, Liz Marruffo (Creative Practitioner), Sophia Kennedy, Mika Moriah Alfasi and Grayson Holland, Principal Liz Ford, Siobhan Duggan (Year 3 Teacher). Picture: Mathilda Joubert

HILLCREST Primary School students showcased their bush tucker garden and shared their knowledge on sustainability at a recent event.

The school held a bush tucker event to celebrate the end of the 16-week Creative Schools program on September 24.

The program is run by not-for-profit organisation FORM, which aims to make a difference to people’s lives though artistic and cultural activities.

Two Year 3 classes and a Year 1 class served bush tucker food for the guests and took them on a treasure hunt for self-designed miniature sculptures.

Year 5 students L-R: Blerim Ramadani (11) of Morley and Kelly-Anne Stobie (11) of Bayswater, seen here at work in the school garden. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d488819

Creative Schools program coordinator Vanessa Bradley said the in-school activities focused on design and technology, which was the chosen focus point from teachers.

“Students told stories based on the puppet shows that they had created and provided information about the immersive Dark Emu constellation that was suspended above the bush tucker garden,” she said.

“They had created comics that explain the unique roles our native plants play in the environment.”

Ms Bradley said the program had been taken to 16 WA schools this year compared to five last year.

“The most important people of all to this process are the students,” she said.

“Their experiences will enrich those of their peers, and inform the experience of every school that takes part in Creative Schools in the future.

“We aim to continue growing the Creative Schools program.”

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