Mural for Allowah
Image (from left): Anais Lowe with her winning design. The group of Year 7's chosen to help paint the mural and fix the garden.
On Tuesday 8 November 2016, 12 Year 7 students were selected to go to Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital to transform a drab wall into a piece of art. In order for this project to come alive, the whole of Year 7 submitted a design along with an explanation of their artwork. Anais Lowe’s design was chosen because of her eye-catching use of colours and shapes.
Upon arrival at Allowah, we received a warm welcome from staff. We were then assigned groups to help with either gardening or painting. Once the painting of the mural was in full swing, Anais and Ms Knight added some floureshes making the design really pop. While the painters were busy with the mural the gardeners were hard at it, working up a sweat, planting delicious smelling, edible plants which are sure to be tasty. Mrs Drysdale (Year 7 Parent) organised and led the gardeners.
Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, a handful of girls went with Mrs Drysdale to reuse the pots, that were previously holding herbs and flowers, to restore some Rosemary from the original garden.
Afterwards, we went on a tour of Allowah and learnt about the roles of the staff there and how they make the children’s lives a little easier. After hours of gardening and painting intricate designs on a boiling hot day, we celebrated by enjoying an icy pole and admiring our work. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed talking to the children that sat and watched us throughout the day.
Mia Duarte and Marie - Antoinette Montuoro (Year 7)