The art of well-being


Four students from the Territory School of Flexible Learning won awards for their submissions to an art display about well-being.

The students were among 42 Palmerston young people using art to share their views on health and welfare with the community.

One of the school’s entrants, Alyssa Wren, said the first-time Palmerston project helped her examine “her own needs, and those of others”.

“It was a great opportunity to take something you love and enjoy, and help others with their well-being needs,” she said.

“I am grateful my school gave me the chance to flexibly display my talent outside a mainstream school environment.”

The Year 12 student said the event was a “great kick-starter” to her planned career in visual arts.

The school’s head of campus, Simon Pedder, said the students’ art will be printed on 100 sets of cards.

“The cards will be sent to organisations working with young people, including local high schools, Create Foundation, Saltbush, CatholicCare and Save the Children,” he said.

The four students each received a $100 gift voucher.

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