Kewdale PS parents help beautify school


Elisa Williams, Leigh Jones, Leanne Hampson, Margaret Best with Courtney Best-Read, Kayt Every and Charlotte O’Shea have taken part in the Parent Community Art Project in conjunction with the Song Room program at Kewdale Primary School. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Elisa Williams, Leigh Jones, Leanne Hampson, Margaret Best with Courtney Best-Read, Kayt Every and Charlotte O’Shea have taken part in the Parent Community Art Project in conjunction with the Song Room program at Kewdale Primary School. Picture: Matt Jelonek

KEWDALE Primary School parents got involved in an arts project to help beautify the school.

The project involved the parents painting interactive boards, which will be placed around the campus in an effort to bring some colour and fun.

Acting deputy principal Leigh Jones said the sessions were co-ordinated by The Song Room, an organisation that runs music and art projects around Australia.

“We had the artist Charlotte O’Shea help us out and the board represent the different parts of the school,” she said.

“We met up every Tuesday afternoon for eight weeks, Charlotte helped us come with the ideas and sketched them out on the boards before we painted them and she came in with a professional touch.

Ms Jones said she came across The Song Room after looking for a program to help parents get involved in the school.

“All of the parents are absolutely pleased about what we’ve been able to do and they are pleased with the results,” she said.

“We’ve ended up with four large boards, which will be placed around the school after we unveil them to the school on November 17.

“The parents and community committee contributed funding to the project while The Song Room do an amazing job, they’ve also provided a drama teacher during the past six months.”