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WELCOME sign gets a refresh

You can always expect a warm welcome at Springfield Rise. Anyone travelling along Russell Luhrs Way will have noticed the iconic WELCOME sign’s very special makeover.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week earlier this year we added a splash of colour, using artwork by Spring Mountain State School students who were inspired during a cultural workshop with First Nations artist Libby Harward.

The images represent stories shared by Libby about the nearby conservation area and its native animals.

Spring Mountain State School Principal Cherie Moore said it is wonderful to have the students’ artwork on display.

“I hope that all our Spring Mountain State School students feel a sense of excitement and achievement as they drive past the artwork, knowing that our school community provided these colourful designs,” Cherie said.

“This gives all our students valuable experience in understanding how their work at school can make a positive difference and have an impact within our local community.

“Our school motto is ‘Lead by Example’ so I’m delighted that these designs were used to help celebrate NAIDOC Week in July.

“Seeing the artwork in such a prominent location can also be a great conversation starter for our students and parents to discuss the native animals that inspired this design.

” The school’s current Year 6 students are looking forward to working with Libby Harward again when they create a new artwork as their parting gift to the community later this year.