MORLEY Primary School student Nathan Trinh says he feels “accomplished” after being named a regional finalist in the national 2018 Say No to Bullying Poster Competition.
The 10-year-old Morley resident was unable to attend the awards ceremony held at Government House in Sydney last month, but was recognised at a school assembly on June 6.
This year is the first time not-for-profit relationship services provider Interrelate ran the competition, which raised awareness about bullying and help schools identify and address bullying behaviours, nationwide.
The theme was ‘Bullieve in yourself’, which focused on self-belief and was inspired by the film Ferdinand.
Nathan said he enjoyed art because he could draw different things.
“I began thinking about different types of ideas and slogans to use,” he said.
“I drafted the poster in my art book and made decisions on the final design.”
Teacher Leanne Crampton said she was proud of Nathan’s achievement because Morley was a small school.
“We worked hard to understand how bullying can affect someone’s life and had many discussions on the topic,” she said.
“We don’t have a specialist art teacher, as we are a small school.
“However my personal interest in art and freedom of expression through art is extended to my students.”