Rockingham students shake things up with mural
Spray cans shook at Rockingham Beach Primary School last week when students got creative with urban art to help transform the City's oldest school.
Urban artist Dan Duggan visited the school on Wednesday and Thursday to help students create a 15m by 2.2m mural to liven up the student bike-rack area.
Duggan showed 12 students the design process behind making a mural and drew a rough sketch before handing the cans over to the students to fill in the blanks.
He said the mural reflected the students' experiences with the area and their love of bikes.
"We have just gone with the profile view of two kids riding along in front of local landmarks and we are trying to stylise it," Duggan said.
"I just think it is really important for kids to be inspired and to have learning experiences outside of the classroom."
Art teacher Ian Bosch said he hoped splashing some bright colours on a tired wall would help activate the space.
"I wanted to bring in urban art, show how an artist processes and works and just jazz up our school in a way that fits in with our bike awareness programs," he said.
"I wanted something to lift parents' eyes up and create more conversations."
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