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.