“Come and see the creative Up-Cycle sculpture ‘Octotree’ made by our year 6 students. After a visit to the Rockingham Landfill back in term 1, students from 6C imagined and developed an idea for our recycling sculpture. With the help of 6B, they worked weekly throughout Term 2 to create all elements of the sculpture, gradually bringing to life our enormous Octopus. They transformed ordinary rubbish items such as an old newspaper stand, chicken wire, bottle caps, coffee pods, milk cartons, and old stockings to develop a truly incredible piece. All students contributed wonderfully to the sculpture, adding their creative touch along the way. It has been a pleasure to see them work so well collaboratively and to lead the project to a wonderful final result.

If you would like to view the sculpture, it will be on display at the Rockingham Art Centre (11 Kent Street, Rockingham) from Friday the 21st of September until Monday the 24th of September from 10am-3pm daily. The centre will also be displaying sculptures from local primary and secondary schools, including an entry from our SCBC high school students. All sculptures are a part of the Up-Cycle competition run by the City of Rockingham and winners will be announced on the first day of the display. Thank you to our year 6’s who have worked so hard on the project and to Louise Nielson, our artist in residence who has helped us immensely!”