To celebrate the momentous occasion of NPPS’s 50th year serving the community of Kwinana. I am currently working with the school community to create a program that examines the development of the school and the broader Parmelia community. The students will be encouraged to identify significant aspects of the Kwinana community and the people of Kwinana.
Split over two terms, the project will commence in Term Two with a series of community members talking to students at significant historical sites in the Kwinana area. Following on from each talk students will participate in two creative workshops to individually respond to what they learnt. The creative workshops will also work as a soft introduction to the various artistic mediums available to them, as well as developing skills and concepts for their final group project that will take place the following term. In Term 3 the project will culminate with the creation of a series of 3D wooden sculptures of persons or events the children identify as significant to the school and broader community’s history- The use of statues is also in response to 2020’s War on Statues. Instead of the removal, the children will create new and permanent additions to their local landscape that honour the diversity and celebrate significant historical persons who have contributed to Parmelia’s history.