Students’ artwork adorns panels of new bus shelter

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Tina Bern , Abbey Fitzgerald, Bridie Atkinson and Tyler Hitching painted the murals on the bus shelter
Camera IconTina Bern , Abbey Fitzgerald, Bridie Atkinson and Tyler Hitching painted the murals on the bus shelter Credit: Picture: Alexander Scott

Students have decorated a bus shelter in between a Karratha high school and sports facility with their interpretation of the Karratha environment.

The bus shelter, designed by local engineering group KAW engineering, with funding from the City, was painted by students from Year 9.

Karratha Senior High School students had raised concerns with teachers about a lack of shade when waiting at the entrance between the school and Karratha Lesuireplex. KHSHS design and technology teacher Rod Morris said his Year 8 STEM students raised concerns about the lack of shade to sit under while waiting to go to their physical education classes.

“They sat and designed it all, printed it out on 3D printers, and presented it to the principal, who was in discussions with the City of Karratha to create a shade structure,” he said.

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Mr Morris said the kids were excited they made an impact on the school environment and their town.

“We were given the opportunity to paint the panels, so we made it a school-wide competition,” he said. “We selected the best 60 panels before narrowing it down to the 18 and had Year 9 students paint all the panels.”

Tyler Hitching, who helped paint the shelter, said it was good to see the school’s hard work on display at the bus stop. “It’s good to see them displaying some artwork the school has done, so people can see what the school has been doing,” he said.

“There was lots of paint, lots of mixing, lots of washing up to make sure it was clean afterwards.”

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