Art honours Anzacs

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Art honours Anzacs

OCTOBER 2015 | Marguerite McNeill

DELORAINE HIGH School Grade 1/10 art and Grade 9 history students have put their own stamp on Anzac Day 2015 in a special way.

As part of the Anzac Day Centenary Commemoration a number of students created portraits of a selection of local service people, while the history students researched the war time contributions of those same people.

The works displayed at the Combined Schools Anzac Service and then for several weeks at the Bendigo Bank in Deloraine earned community praise.

Last month, students and staff involved in the project invited family members of those featured in the display to a special afternoon tea and presented them with the original portraits.

Art teacher Julia Willis said that the students really enjoyed the exercise and had exceeded their own expectations in the work as well as gaining a better insight to the lives of those who served.

 Mike Moores