Budding artists Maddison Neville, 10, school captain Bridie Anstee, 12, Whitney-Bree Macmillan, 10 and school captain Leith Brookes, 12.
Budding artists Maddison Neville, 10, school captain Bridie Anstee, 12, Whitney-Bree Macmillan, 10 and school captain Leith Brookes, 12.

Students' artistic takeover

TALLEBUDGERA State School students took over their school’s walkways for an afternoon last Friday.

Sculptures, murals, papier-mache and mobiles filled the school while music and dance students entertained the crowd.

Curriculum coordinator Rachael Anstee said the Tallebudgera State School Celebration of Art took place every two years.

“This year we also had a photography competition and a local artist exhibition,” Ms Anstee said.

“Artists from the area were invited to showcase their artwork on the day.”

She said it was a chance for the school’s 600 students to showcase what they had achieved in class to their parents and the community.

“Each class has an exhibition of visual arts from prep to year seven,” Ms Anstee said.

“Students have been working on their art this year and the dedicated teachers work outside school hours to prepare everything.”

She said the students’ artwork was themed by the unit of work they had been working through in class this year.

Art displays weaved a path through the school as parents and members of the community worked their way past 10 stations.

Performances during the evening included the school’s instrumental band with students from years five to seven and, rock band with students from years one to seven.

Year three teacher Matt Gordon formed the rock band and worked with students during most lunch times and after school.

The school’s jazz dance team has won many awards including the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and also performed at the showcase.



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