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School Art Comes Alive in Greensborough

As part of a Greensborough Chamber of Commerce and local community initiative to celebrate and promote the launch of the new Regional Leisure and Aquatic centre, WaterMarc Banyule, the year nine students from Loyola College were invited to create banners to mark the occasion.

Randy Schrader, Arts teacher for Loyola College, who worked with the students, says “the School Arts Project was integrated into the 2011 year nine Visual Communication Design curriculum. Students spent a number of weeks on the development of promotional banners which would reflect the Greensborough community and the WaterMarc Banyule centre.” Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning and Employment Network worked with the Greensborough Chamber of Commerce as part of this project to give students a commercial project for them to use in their resume for future career prospects.

Twenty eight of the best designs were selected and put into a banner format to facilitate printing and production. These banners have been placed around Greensborough in Main, Grimshaw and Flintoff Street and decorate the area adjacent to the new Leisure and Aquatic Centre, WaterMarc Banyule which is opening shortly. At a recent special assembly at Loyola College, students were awarded by the Greensborough Town Centre Manager, Noella Jacobs a Certificate of Appreciation and Participation, along with a WaterMarc water bottle and mini version of the banner they had created.

These banners are part of a community online voting competition to select the best one. The student whose artwork on their banner gains the most on line votes will be awarded an Apple iPad 3 donated by the Greensborough Chamber of Commerce. Everyone who votes on line will also go into a draw to win an Apple iPad 3. You can enter on the Greensborough Chamber of Commerce website www.greensboroughtowncentre.com.au. Entries close midnight 12th August 2012. The student who has been voted having the best banner will be presented their prize at the opening of WaterMarc in August by the Banyule City Council Mayor Cr Tom Melican.

Come for a walk through Greensborough and enjoy the creative talents of your local school students.