Love the Yarra Project


Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 24, 2015

Last year, St Peter’s was invited to participate in the ‘Love the Yarra’ project. For us this consisted of two aspects:

1. A group of students attending and presenting at the ‘Love Your Yarra’ Kids Teaching Kids event.

2. Selected students from Year 4-6 working with Peter Day (Environmental Artist) to contribute to a sculpture representing their understandings of the Yarra River.

The sculpture was displayed at the Kids Teaching Kids event, then spent some time on public display at Federation Square. Since then, it has resided in a Melbourne Water office in the Docklands. We were recently contacted by a representative from Melbourne Water, seeking to find a permanent home for this art work. The participating schools were each offered a piece of the larger work.
We are excited that Peter Day will be at St Peter’s on Thursday and Friday of Week 11 to install our piece. It will be located along the Wedge St side of the school and will act as an ongoing reminder of our roles as Stewards of Creation. Children and their families are encouraged to view the work and think about the importance of this major water way.
At the time of Peter’s visit last year, a professional film crew were also present to capture the students working and some of their insights. Parts of this footage have been collated into a short promotional video which includes a number of our students.
Please see the link below to view the video.

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