The students from 3L at Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School have lots to cheer about, as they come out with a major win at the 2019 annual Goulburn Show.
The students have been learning all about Indigenous Australian history and culture and as a class, thought that entering a piece of art into the show would be lots of fun.
The winning masterpiece was inspired by the famous Dreamtime story, The Rainbow Serpent.
The theme for the Goulburn Show this year was ‘sometimes wet, sometimes dry.’
Students believed that their idea for the show would resonate well with the show theme, as the story is about a serpent creating water channels as she moved around the earth.
Students used multiple mediums to produce their artwork including painting with watercolour and paper collage.
The students worked in pairs to design and create a pattern each for a section of the serpent.
They marveled at their work when they put it together and placed it on the background, which was inspired by the Australian landscape.
The students were over the moon when they found out the news that they’d won.
Student Emma Tremble reflected on the moment when she first saw the ribbon and certificate hanging off the artwork saying, “I was amazed that we won!”
Isabelle Holmes announced to teacher Sarah Longhurst on Monday morning how excited and surprised she was that the artwork came first.
3L’s participation and success at the Goulburn show has set a very positive classroom environment. The students are eager to start on a new creative project.