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Students from four local schools have taken part in a creative arts competition, celebrating inclusiveness and multiculturalism.
Roaming Rainbow project, which is being run by the City of Canterbury-Bankstown in conjunction with Youth Off The Streets, called on the city’s youth to submit poems, short stories and decorated desks and chairs.
Condell Park High School Principal, Susie Mobayed, said the chairs and table artwork was the type of community project she had been looking for the school to get involved in.
“It was a good opportunity for our students to discover bits and pieces of their heritage and have their work showcased to the wider community,” Ms Mobayed said.
“Throughout the project, I saw so many of our students connect with their cultural roots. One of them created a beautiful lotus flower and koi fish design that represents the significance of her Vietnamese culture, while a group of some of our Islander students drew a Samoan pattern symbolic to their families.
“It was really nice to see how the diversity of our school became intertwined in one artwork.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what cultural representations other schools also come up with.”
Administrator, Richard Colley, commended all the schools and youth who submitted a piece of work.
“This project embodies community spirit and the acceptance and respect we have for one another’s culture,” Mr Colley said.
“It highlights how different ethnicities not only live harmoniously together across the city, but thrive alongside one another.”
The Roaming Rainbow exhibition launch will be held at Canterbury-Bankstown Arts Centre on Wednesday 28 June, from 5-7pm.
Participants who entered the competition are in the running to win prizes worth up to $500.
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