Coolbinia Roots & Shoots members worked on art pieces during the month before Peace Day, 21st September. Each Wednesday lunchtime, when Roots & Shoots members met, they coloured doves and made decorative handprints around the peace sign. These artworks were displayed in the school library, along with relevant books about peace. The display was completed on Thursday 19th September and on view until the end of term, Friday 27th September.
(Photos: 516 &517)
The Roots & Shoots Coordinator, along with students from Coolbinia Primary also attended a Peace Fair and Awards ceremony. The Peace Fair was organised by the United Nations Association of Australia WA, and was held in the Fremantle Town Hall on Sunday 22nd September. The Fair featured many stalls, such as displays by the One World Centre and Rotary. Two Coolbinia students were selected as a Winner and Finalist in the Yolande Frank Art Awards which focused on the Rights of Children. Coolbinia Primary was also the Winner in the Global Goals Sustainability Challenge Award. These awards demonstrate wider community recognition the school’s commitment to peace, justice and sustainability, with Roots & Shoots members making an important contribution to the school’s actions.
(Photo: 871, 519 & 733; 733 is a photo of the Coolbinia Roots & Shoots Coordinator (RHS) receiving the Global Goals Sustainability Challenge Award. )