Uplifting art inspires at Tom Price school
A school in Tom Price has undergone a positive change with artworks displaying words of encouragement and affirmation plastered on the bathroom walls.
North Tom Price Primary School deputy principal Jane Cole came up with the idea after attending a conference in Perth last year which made her reflect on ways to make the school a more positive place for the students’ mental health and wellbeing.
Ms Cole had students in Years 1-6 shade a map of the school and highlight where they felt safe and unsafe.
“The bathrooms in the school were newly renovated but were a really dull environment,” she said.
“We decided to highlight the artistic talents of one of our education assistants, Penny Erasmus, who jumped at the opportunity to make a positive difference in the school.”
Ms Erasmus designed eight pieces of art which all featured a positive and uplifting quote, which were installed in the bathrooms.
The project was made possible thanks to a $3000 donation from UON Party Limited and Ms Cole said the response from the students was overwhelmingly positive.
“There was a really big difference these positive affirmations have had on the students,” she said. “The bright quotes and comments have helped them reflect, look of the bright side and be the best person they can be.”
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