Students bag a tourism winner

Published: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 2:54:44 PM

Waggrakine Primary School students have shown their enthusiasm for Geraldton by creating Entry Statement designs and one was so impressive that it is being featured on reusable bags. 

Youngster Ryan Kelly’s drawing of the Point Moore Lighthouse at sunset was selected out of 40 designs, which are currently on showcase at the Geraldton Visitor Centre.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was delighted that the school had taken the time to share their designs with Council.

“It’s great to see Waggrakine Primary School’s students taking a keen interest in tourism, the community and Geraldton’s future,” he said.

“Their teacher threw them the challenge of creating Entry Statements that would entice visitors and the students have done just that.

“When we showed Ryan his artwork on the calico bags he was over the moon and very impressed that people would be walking around with a bag that had his design on it.”

Students had to research, design and justify their creations, which included elements such as the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Point Moore Lighthouse, Aboriginal culture, crayfish, wildflowers, seagulls and lots more.

Members of the public will be able to view all 40 designs at the Geraldton Visitor Centre until Thursday 6 June. The reusable bags featuring Ryan Kelly’s artwork can also be purchased at the venue for $5.

The City of Greater Geraldton would like to thank Waggrakine Primary School for sending in the designs as well as The Geraldton Project who curated the student’s artwork at the Geraldton Visitor Centre.

Picture Caption: Waggrakine Primary School student Ryan Kelly with Mayor Shane Van Styn at the Geraldton Visitor Centre.  

Ryan Kelly and Mayor Shane Van Styn

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