Rockingham Beach Primary School students take part in Big Splash WA School Program


Rockingham Beach Primary School students Roane Perkins, Rion Perkins and Kylar Perkins with Robo Flipper.
Mylee Blechynden, Pippa Owen and Chyanne Maksimovic
Rockingham Beach Primary School students Roane Perkins, Rion Perkins and Kylar Perkins with Robo Flipper. Mylee Blechynden, Pippa Owen and Chyanne Maksimovic

ROCKINGHAM Beach Primary School students have decorated a sculpture of a dolphin calf for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Big Splash WA Art Trail.

Students painted Robo Flipper as part of the Big Splash WA School Program.

The sculpture will join a large trail of dolphins at the Perth Convention Centre on Sunday, March 18. The larger dolphins will be auctioned off on Monday, March 19 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Money raised from the auction will go towards child mental health programs.

Emily Hogan and Cassidy Richards.

The aim of students decorating Robo Flipper was to raise awareness of supporting children’s mental health in the school community in a fun and engaging way. It provided a path for open, meaningful conversations around issues that students may not have otherwise raised.

With a focus on building resilience, the Big Splash WA School Program teaches children to recognise their emotions and develop essential coping strategies. Participating schools receive a series of age appropriate student resource kits, each accompanied by a teacher and parent kit.

Visit the Big Splash.

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