Best foot forward for wildlife’s sake

Zoo fundraising co-ordinator Carol Morfitt, and Smileys Childcare Centre educator Bec Moyle, with Evelyn White, Darcie Turner and Millie Bennett.
Zoo fundraising co-ordinator Carol Morfitt, and Smileys Childcare Centre educator Bec Moyle, with Evelyn White, Darcie Turner and Millie Bennett.

Inspired by its Ele Art program where elephants paint using their trunks, the children decided to use their feet to paint a number of artworks that would be exhibited at the centre, giving parents an opportunity to buy them, with all proceeds to be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Action.

Smileys educator Bec Moyle said the children loved the new experience.

‘Many commented it was a bit tricky and they had to concentrate hard to squeeze their toes together to hold their paintbrush and move their foot around to paint at the same time,’ she said.

Ms Moyle said there were also lots of smiles and the children were proud of their efforts.

They had also learnt many ways they could help wildlife conservation and ‘make a difference’.