Pupils exhibit wildflower art at gala event

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph

Hedland’s students have flexed their creative muscles for a grand Gala Evening Under the Stars event showcasing wildflower- inspired artwork and written works.

The event was organised through the Pilbara Education Partnership, Hedland Academic Enrichment Program with the student’s works completed during the school term before being presented at the Port Hedland Courthouse Galley gardens last week.

Port Hedland Primary School teacher and academic enrichment co-ordinator Kylie Unkovich said many students studied Georgia O’Keeffe’s distractive style of painting flowers and chose their favourite Australian wildflower as their subject.

“This evening is a showcase of the work, effort and talent of students who have created beautiful pieces of artwork and published stories,” she said at the event.

“Both the art and writing programs have drawn from the Australian Curriculum and have extended students to higher levels of achievement through additional time and resources not found within a regular classroom setting.

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“All program providers stepped up to the plate to inspire and encourage outstanding student performance. The standard of work is amazing from the students in these programs and they should be congratulated. To the Hedland schools and their principals and teachers for supporting the programs and, most importantly, thank you students for your enthusiastic participation in the programs and for creating these beautiful works of art.”

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