Two time triumphant school is feted
Four Central Australian students have been awarded large cash prizes for twice winning this year’s My Home – The Territory contest.
The challenge invites primary school students to express what it means to be a Territorian, and what they value in their lifestyle.
Ross Park Primary School contenders — Avaline, Lana, Elise and Taylor— contributed to a competition accepting multimedia entries.
The four senior students produced Nothing Tops the Territory — a depiction of the campground at Uluru — and Dawn Dusk, an interpretation of the sky and stars at Uluru.
Teacher Kristy Barnes said the students defined the Territory through their unique perspectives, and showed masterful self-expression through their arresting art.
“Art is a teaching tool providing foundation motor skills, picks of colour and movement, language basics, and sensations of texture and complexity,” she said.
“The girls brainstormed ideas, chose their medium, and worked in two teams to produce vibrant, symbolic pieces they were proud to submit.
“Their skills were translated into victories in a creative works event never before entered by the school.”
The school is the beneficiary of a $2000 award for each winning entry. The images, and the comments of their creators, can be seen at the South Region.