Pupils at Smithfield Public School have joined an art club in a bid to create their own artwork for this year’s Harmony Day on March 31. Kids from years 1, 2 and 3 have created sculptures, drawings, paintings and wire pictures. The Champion visited the school last week to ask pupils why they decided to take part.
■ Angie Khuu, 11: "When I heard of it, I thought I would like it and I would get to have fun with friends and meet new people."
■ Madhuvanthi Senthilkumar, 11: "It gives me an opportunity to increase my ability and talent in art."
■ Tarni Farmfield, 8: "I decided to join because art is something I do all the time. I really enjoy it and without art I wouldn't be able to live."
■ Samuel Waddell, 9: "I thought I could make new friends here at the club. That is why I joined."
■ Hayden Dos Anjos, 10: "I'm really interested in art but I didn't have much time to do it at home or during lunchtime, so I thought why not do it here."
■ Lillian Pham, 11: "Ever since I was a child I have loved art. When I was a really small girl, I would get the paints and crayons, and scribble on paper."
■Thomas Kern, 10: "This is the first time I've joined an art club and I did it because I love art especially painting, sketching and Picasso."