Northern suburbs kids win Safety House art competition


Charlotte Penn and Safety House WA CEO Michael Clarke. Picture: Bruce Hunt           d460942
Waddington Primary School student  Huynh Phuc ‘Putin’ Nguyen.
Charlotte Penn and Safety House WA CEO Michael Clarke. Picture: Bruce Hunt         d460942 Waddington Primary School student Huynh Phuc ‘Putin’ Nguyen.

THREE northern suburbs children won prizes in the 2016 Safety House art competition.

From Poynter Primary School in Duncraig, Year 4 student Charlotte Penn (10) won the prize for her year group for her drawing of the IMA Safety House emblem in a hot air balloon.

Judges said there was a “great sense of the freedom and fun in hot air ballooning” expressed in her colourful work, “with a very cheeky image of IMA sitting in the basket”.

Creaney Primary School pre-primary student Isla McInnes (5) received her prize at an assembly at the Kingsley school as well.

“Vibrant colours and well constructed figures in this work create an amusing picture of children at play sharing their enjoyment with IMA, the Safety House,” judges said.

Creaney Primary School student Isla McInnes. Picture: Bruce Hunt

From Koondoola’s Waddington Primary School, Huynh Phuc ‘Putin’ Nguyen (5) won in the Kindergarten category.

“The judges loved the diverse colouring and balance of Putin’s picture,” Safety House chief executive Michael Clarke said.

“The sense of fun expressed in the smiling IMA theme is lifted to another level with the picture being upside down in the frame.”

Huynh Phuc ‘Putin’ Nguyen’s Safety House entry.

Almost 2500 children entered this year’s art competition, with the eight winners receiving their certificates and cash prizes at school assemblies.

The Safety House program has been active in WA for more than 30 years and is a community-based initiative of volunteer householders.

The volunteers offer a place of safety for children when they are away from the security and comfort of their home and school environment.

For more information, visit www.safetyhousewa.org.au.