Art project for Make-A-Wish inspiring Yanchep students to think about future

Students Chelsea Giddens and Braedyn Fay with their artwork.Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au  d444017
Students Chelsea Giddens and Braedyn Fay with their artwork.Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d444017

STUDENTS in Yanchep have participated in a project, Make Art, initiated by Make-A-Wish Australia.

The national initiative was inspired by a girl diagnosed with leukaemia whose wish was to become a professional artist.

It calls on students in years 4 to 6 to create art reflecting the theme “What I aspire to be…” and donate to the charity.

Yanchep Beach Primary School teacher Katie Cuerden said she presented the initiative to her Year 4/5 class as it fitted with the school’s motto, ‘Inspire to grow’.

“With a busy curriculum, visual arts can often be overlooked,” she said.

“This project provided students with a chance to showcase their creative side and, as an added bonus, think about their near future in the process.”

Teachers can register at www.makeawish.org.au/ makeart until October 9.

The initiative also includes a national competition, with prizes from competition partner BIC KIDS.