Joining the pieces to reflect global peace

This bright, colourful mosaic artwork will soon be displayed at Virginia Primary School. Pictured are students, (back) Francesca Macheda, Jackson Thomas, Vince Ienco, (kneeling) Lauren Horsler and Khoa Nguyen, with glass mosaic artist, Kate Ahlfors at right.
This bright, colourful mosaic artwork will soon be displayed at Virginia Primary School. Pictured are students, (back) Francesca Macheda, Jackson Thomas, Vince Ienco, (kneeling) Lauren Horsler and Khoa Nguyen, with glass mosaic artist, Kate Ahlfors at right.

Virginia primary school students recently completed a beautiful mosaic artwork, which celebrates the school’s status as a United Nations Global Peace school and highlights the school’s core values.

Under the guidance and expertise of Evanston-based glass mosaic artist, Kate Ahlfors, students across the school worked to design and create the special piece.

The artwork features children holding hands, the world globe, a peace dove as well as images of the environment, and was compiled after students across the school put their ideas down on paper and common themes were utilised.

VPS Year 6/7 teacher, Sue Graham, said the school received funding for the project through the Federal Government’s Youth Voice program, and the end result was a great reflection of the school’s core values of fairness, diversity, achievement, caring and respect.

“These are embedded in everything that we do across the school from kindergarten to Year 7,” Mrs Graham said.

“This was a whole school project with input collected from a lot of drawings.”

The mosaic artwork is set to go on display in the school grounds next term following an official reveal.

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