School art program teaches students about recycling

Date published: 5 September 2018

Townsville City Council has partnered with a local artist to deliver an educational art program on recycling to schools.

Reef Guardian Schools were invited to participate in the art project delivered by Claudia Williams and Council, as part of Year of the Reef.

Throughout the program, students from participating schools have been creating mosaic marine animals or 3D fish from materials the students provided from home – while learning what can and can’t be recycled and common recycling mistakes.

Local Councillor Maurie Soars said the program is a great way to educate students on how to recycle.

“This initiative is a fantastic way to teach students about recycling and engage with schools within the community,” Cr Soars said.

“We currently have five schools involved in the program with over 200 students participating.

“Recycling is extremely important for the community as we look to reduce our waste – it’s great that with Claudia’s help we can show children how to reuse and create with items we may usually put in the recycling bin.”

Artworks completed during this program will also have the opportunity to be displayed at the Townsville Material Recovery Facility in the educational space.

Participating schools include:

  • Annandale Christian College
  • Cranbrook State School
  • Oonoonba State School
  • Mundingburra State School
  • Hermit Park State School

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