Scarecrows help bring harmony to community

Melville Cares Younger People with Disabilities group with their Harmony Week scarecrows. Martin Kennealey d416250
Melville Cares Younger People with Disabilities group with their Harmony Week scarecrows. Martin Kennealey d416250

These multicultural scarecrows will travel to locations in the City of Melville to celebrate Harmony Week, which runs until March 21.

Members and staff have been working hard during February and March to create the scarecrows, which represent a celebration of the different cultures in Australia and the program.

Co-ordinator Mia Poklepovich said the process of creating the scarecrows had allowed members to learn about new cultures and to explore their own.

‘The construction of the travelling scarecrows has encouraged members to work on fine motor skills, co-operation and planning, while also providing a fun environment to enhance the true meaning of harmony,’ she said.

The travelling scarecrows will be on display at Kadidjiny Hall in Kitchener Road in Melville all week.

The Younger People with Disabilities program needs more volunteers. Email info@melvillecares.org.au or call 9319 0900 for details.