From rubbish to rewards, local kids flex their creative muscles with Wet Tropics eco-art

Lillee Orr's winning "turtle" entry from Woree State School
Photographer: Shona Smith

Date published: 15th September 2016

In this year's Wet Tropics Management Authority's ‘Keep it Wild’ eco-art competition, local children from Gordonvale Brownies and Woree, Isabella, Tully, Aloomba, Atherton, and Port Douglas State Schools were recognised for their ingenious use of recyclable materials and clean litter.

Up to 120 pieces of artworks including sculptures, collages and posters were entered into the competition. This year’s competition was themed ‘Living Lightly’ and was open to primary-school aged children from across the Wet Tropics region.

Sonsors Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises presented prizes to competition winners. The winners were:

1. Lillee Orr from Woree State School who won a Skyrail class pass. Lillee single handedly created an almost life size turtle made from recyclable materials and litter.
2. Isabella State School, years 3A,B,C will enjoy a Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruise for their innovative and eye-catching cassowary sculpture.
3. Isabella State School, years 5C, also, will be treated to a Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruise for their smart and stylish groper sculpture creation.

For the full list of finalists and for more information see our 'Keep it Wild' eco-art competition page.

 





 

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