Mosaics unveiled in Lucindale

LUCINDALE Area School students were proud to show off their recent art project at a parent information night earlier this week.

Under the guidance of local artist and parent Karen Burow, the Year 4/5 and 6/7 classes worked on nine colourful mosaic panels for six weeks in fourth term last year.

Year 6/7 teacher Lucinda Raedel said the students thoroughly enjoyed the task.

"Karen took them right through the design process," she said. "It was a good experience for them.

"We are very lucky to have Karen, she gives up a lot of her own time and is a good asset for our school.

"She really does make the kids have an absolute ball while they're working.

"The kids are extremely proud of what they've achieved."

Each class worked on three panels and then the middle three were a joint effort.

The Year 4/5 students went with the theme "day, dusk and night" while the 6/7s did "sun, earth and produce".

They were grouted and hung up over the summer holidays by staff and parents on the outside canteen wall which was also painted to complement the new art.

Year 6 student Ella Gilkes, who was in the year 4/5 class last year, said it was lots of fun.

"I probably enjoyed the designing bit the most," she said.

"It was good because it was about teamwork and we got to experience something different."

Year 4/5 teacher Jane Gill added that it turned out to be a much bigger project than originally planned.

"They had a great time," she said. "We had lots of donations of tiles from the community and then purchased some to get the right colours.

"The shed is still full of leftover tiles and the kids are really keen to do another project."

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