Keira Roberts is a talented young artist with a bright future ahead of her.
Keira Roberts is a talented young artist with a bright future ahead of her.

Colourful recognition for talent

HER extraordinary talent has earned her a brush with fame – and the chance to fly and visit Sydney for the first time. It's no wonder 11-year-old Keira Roberts can't wipe the smile off her face.

The Year 6 student from Nymboida Public School has won second place in the NSW Reconciliation Councils Schools Challenge, an annual art competition run as a lead up to Reconciliation Week.

“Keira has always been an artistic child and I strongly encouraged her to create an artwork for this competition,” said Nymboida Public School principal Trisha Harvey.

“The theme of the art competition this year was “you, me, us” and Keira came up with this wonderful painting of sea turtles which we photographed and submitted electronically for judging.

“When Keira discovered she had won a prize she was shocked but very excited.”

Tomorrow Keira, her Auntie Eula and Trisha will attend the award ceremony at the Australian National Museum in Sydney.

“It will be fantastic to see Keira's accomplishments acknowledged,” Trisha said.

Keira's painting will be on display during Reconciliation Week, May 27-June 3 at the Australian National Museum.



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