Shelter a statement

Students Coden De Agrela, Madison Collier, Jade Jarmyn and Madison Yakas worked with artist George Domahidy. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d399382
Students Coden De Agrela, Madison Collier, Jade Jarmyn and Madison Yakas worked with artist George Domahidy. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d399382

Principal Egmont Melton said the students were bitterly disappointed when a shelter they had painted was hit by a car and had to be torn down.

But after negotiation with the council, a group of Year 9 students were able to design a new shelter mural with the entry statement in mind.

‘It’s a landscaped entry statement into the City because Winterfold (Road) is the boundary,’ Mr Melton said.

‘So the kids thought they would do a combination of Aboriginal owners of the land and native flora and fauna. The plants will go in over the next couple of weeks and it will sit in there as part of the bigger picture.’

He said although the shelter’s destruction was disappointing, it was good for the students to develop resilience and to work together in a group and with the City to pursue the best outcome.