Rockingham: Take pART gets local schools involved in spreading happiness


Madisyn Smogavec (front) with Angel Batty, Makenzie Gilgen, Jenny Lacey and Corey Shoesmith get a little help from artist Bec Inwood.
Rockingham: Take pART gets local schools involved in spreading happiness
Madisyn Smogavec (front) with Angel Batty, Makenzie Gilgen, Jenny Lacey and Corey Shoesmith get a little help from artist Bec Inwood.

PROMOTING good things for the body, mind and soul was the aim of a competition for local schools run by the City of Rockingham.

As part of the City’s Schools Take pART initiative, schools were invited to re-design a public space that promotes the Act-Belong-Commit message through public art.

In partnership with Healthway, the initiative encourages young people to design a mural that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing under the catchphrase “Happy looks good on you!”

The competition included an educational component to discuss the ramifications of illegal tagging/painting in the community.

Makybe Primary School and Montessori School won the primary and secondary school categories of the hand-drawn design competition.

On Tuesday and Thursday, Makybe and Montessori students respectively worked with community artists to paint their winning design as a permanent mural on two walls at the Rockingham PCYC.

At the Makybe session, artist Bec Inwood said it was the students’ design but she scaled the design to fit and also did the detailing and preparation work.

Montessori students painted their section of the PCYC building on Thursday, May 18.

Both pieces will be unveiled on Wednesday, May 24.

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