Art for all, Banners in the Terrace
The Banners in the Terrace competition was held again in Karratha with colourful banners being designed by members of the community including students from Karratha Senior High School and St Luke’s College.
Shire of Roebourne (SOR) community development officer Brittany Moxham said that the “Banners in the Terrace” program has been active for more than 10 years and sees banners made from across WA local government shires displayed along St George’s Terrace.
This year’s theme was “Leading the Way” and in essence local government working forward in the community and developing a sense of place.
“What the students have been able to do is amazing, no way could I ever do something like that,” she said.
Mitch Fowler said at the beginning of painting the banners it was all about the competition, “Now looking at our work, it’s more about pride,” he said.
Tennielle Stevens said she and the other students feel good that they are contributing something to the Shire.
“It was something simple that got the students together to paint and present something special that we have worked so hard on for the community,” she said.
Karratha Senior High School teacher Stephanie Alcock said the competition is great publicity for the arts in the community.
“The students were extremely motivated and committed,” she said.
“They participated in after school classes to get the banner finished which proved to be really good social and team work skills.”
St Luke’s College teacher Caroline Grimes said the students love the opportunity to showcase their talent.
“They are really proud of their artwork to be on display for everyone to see,” she said.
Due to the CHOGM meeting and roadworks in Perth, the SOR is unable to display a winning banner on the terrace this year, however, all entries will be on display within the shire for the community to enjoy.