Hands on learning students at Noorat Primary School have celebrated the imminent end of the school year by unveiling an impressive mural.
The six students did everything from selecting the colours of their paint, working on the mural throughout 2021.
It was the main project for the hands on learning program at the school, which supports students who find the traditional classroom environment challenging.
Noorat Primary School principal Ilona Watkins said the program had worked wonders for the students.
"Some kids aren't so suited to the classroom and this is an opportunity for them to learn in a different way.
"It has been incredible for their ability to build social skills and friendships," she said.
The program has run every Friday, with students cooking lunch for each other and working on the mural.
Year six student Amelia Castersen took a leadership role on the project and said she had loved every Friday.
"I really liked the chance to get our hands dirty and do something different," she said.
Artisan teacher Sandy Noonan runs the classes and said it had been "amazing to see the impact it has on the children".
Each artisan teacher moulds the classes around their passion and skill set, which in Ms Noonan's case is visual art. She said she wasn't sure what next year's project would look like, but hoped to involve other local schools.
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