Different heads highlight diversity
Visitors to the front office of Woodroffe Primary School might be surprised by a permanent sign adorned with students’ heads.
The Harmony Day artwork is a series of self-portraits produced by years 1 to 6 students in collaboration with local artist Janie Andrews.
Principal Miranda Watt said the project is a visual reminder of the “cherished diversity in our student population”.
“Janie Andrews instructed the students on the creation of the portraits, advising them on ways to strengthen their pictures and choose the rights shades and tones for skin, eye and hair colour,” she said.
“The students used mirrors to memorise their features and faithfully reproduce them on the four-metre long by one-and-a-half metre wide advertisement.
“The six classes involved were instrumental in selecting the background colours, but the portraits were the personal expressions of the artists.
“The Harmony Day piece took three days to produce, and the students were really excited about their drawings.
“We are planning on using the portraits to support all our school signage, including our letterhead and newsletter headline.”
There are plans to employ Janine Andrews to help beautify the assembly area.