Anzac artworks inspire

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
Warnbro MLA Paul Papalia with the Anzac art competition winner Jordan Yassir, 10, from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School. Photo: Gareth McKnight
Camera IconWarnbro MLA Paul Papalia with the Anzac art competition winner Jordan Yassir, 10, from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School. Photo: Gareth McKnight Credit: Picture: Gareth McKnight

Warnbro students have been embracing the spirit of the Anzacs with an art competition this month.

In the competition run by Warnbro MLA and Minister for Defence Issues Paul Papalia, students from five primary schools have created works of art ahead of Anzac Day.

Some entries have been displayed in Mr Papalia’s electorate office window in Secret Harbour in recent weeks.

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School Year 5 student Jordan Yassir, 10, is the competition winner.

His piece depicts the Anzac symbol of the rising sun and he said he got inspiration from his father.

Jordan has received $50 for winning and an Anzac-themed book pack was awarded to the school’s library.

Mr Papalia said it was positive today’s youngsters appreciated military personnel past and present.

“There were plenty of entries but Jordan was the clear winner,” he said. “The whole thing was great.

“I find all the schools are doing a tremendous job educating the children about the Anzac legacy and focusing on the servicemen and women that are going into harm’s way on our behalf.”

Legacy WA gave all students who participated a badge to wear on Anzac Day. Executive officer Robert Ratkovcic said Perth Legacy was proud to support the competition.

“Legacy has several children beneficiaries in this electorate and it is nice to see the personal effort that the minister delivers to the children in his area,” he said. “We wish all of the winners and participants in the competition our warmest congratulations.”

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