Calista Primary students admire Sculpture by the Sea works

Calista Primary School enjoy a day at Cottesloe beach.
Calista Primary School enjoy a day at Cottesloe beach.

CALISTA Primary School students showed off their aluminium sculpting skills as part of the Alcoa School Education Program at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe.

The Alcoa-sponsored program gives more than 2500 schoolchildren the opportunity to take part in stimulating sculpture workshops, special tours and the chance to meet some of the artists at the ocean-side exhibition.

Calista Primary School teacher Lisa Coon said the workshops inspired children to be creative and enhanced their learning potential.

“Our students were fascinated by the sculptures and were thoroughly engaged in the hands-on sculpture-making session,” she said.

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Alcoa chairman Mich-ael Parker said the program was an important part of the exhibition that allowed students to meet with artists and learn about the creative process before making their very own masterpieces.

“For the young people who come to play, look and learn about the sculptures, the possibilities are endless,” he said. “They are the next generation of artists, engineers, dreamers and thinkers.”

Calista PS is one of 12 schools from communities where Alcoa operates that will attend the workshops as guests of the company. Others include Medina Primary School and Leda Primary School.