TO ADAPT an observation from Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird: you never really understand a person until you climb into their skin and walk around in it.
Carramar Public School's pupils are doing exactly that.
Walk in My Shoe, a project launched by Information and Cultural Exchange and Woodville Community Services, encouraged pupils to use art to share their personal stories.
The school unveiled the art on Monday.
ICE training producer Annamarie Reyes said the aim of the project was to create cross-cultural understanding.
"It's about finding out about what's in other people's lunch box and sharing stories — the bridge of understanding and harmony through storytelling," she said.
"This way, it engenders cross-cultural understanding among young people where they value theirs and others' cultures."
Principal Anthony Pitt said school had more than 20 cultures represented.
Of the pupils, "87 per cent are from language backgrounds other than English", Mr Pitt said.
"New friendships were formed between our younger and older students.
"Students who were very quiet became confident.
"The project is exactly what public education is all about - home, school and community working together."