Students from the Challenger Institute of Technology, Fremantle Fast Track and Seton Catholic College were part of the city�s urban art bus stop program, in which young people design and paint a scene on one of the city�s shelters.
Challenger Institute youth art lecturer Emma Margetts said the students loved making over a Beaconsfield stop.
�The course participants have the wonderful opportunity to express themselves in a public arena, which helps build their self-confidence and sense of pride and belonging within the community,� she said.
�The students� final design, although cartoon-like on first glance, tells a powerful message for young and old alike about setting goals, moving forward, working towards a better future and not being swayed by negative influences.�
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said 13 bus stops had been rejuvenated since the project was launched in 2010. �The City of Fremantle aims to nurture young peoples� talents through these real-life art projects that give them an opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to Freo�s art scene,� he said.
�These projects have become great conversation points and I�m always pleased to tell people that they were painted by our young artists and hopefully change some perceptions associated with street art.�
The bus stops are in front of Fremantle Hospital, on the corner of South and Lewington streets in Beaconsfield, and on Winterfold Road in Hilton.