CREATIVE SKILLS: Gillwinga Public School students with their tile mosaic artwork.
CREATIVE SKILLS: Gillwinga Public School students with their tile mosaic artwork.

Tile mosaic shapes enthusiasm

Over the last term students at Gillwinga Public School in year 6 have constructed an exciting tiled mosaic artwork. This has been taught by Mr Banks using his previous skills as a floor and wall tiler.

Students have learnt how to adhere tiles, special awareness and how to measure tiles. However, grouting was their favourite part, very hands on and exciting to see the finished product.

The design was created to represent the local area illustrating the two rivers in Grafton, the Australian and Aboriginal flag and the centre piece being the tree on the hill representing Gillwinga.

The tiled mosaic will be displayed in the schools assembly hall and was a gift to the school on behalf of the students of year 6 in 2017 to Gillwinga Public School.

Carter Smith enjoyed the tiling as it gave him "new experiences and has taught him how to work with his hands". Jayden Mundine Jones described it as "the best thing he has ever taken part in and achieved at school". Nathan Weatherall said "he would love to do more mosaic tiling in the future".

We have also provided soccer goals for the infant's area as we realise the importance of these students having fun and building new skills.

I am very proud to present the gift to the school on behalf of the students of year 6 in 2017 to Gillwinga Public School.



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