Early in the year MPPS received a request from Mernda Town Centre to create a mural for display. After meeting with management and discussing a possible theme, a small group of YYLC students were selected to design and create a mural, guided by our Visual Arts teacher, Holly.
The main idea was to represent the diversity of culture within the MPPS community. The words at the roots of the tree represent all the languages spoken by MPPS staff and families, with all the various greetings. The hands as the leaves show the flags of the different nationalities within our community. Finally, the silhouette of the young girl represents our Acknowledgement of Country, which reads as follows - ‘Mernda comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘young girl’ and we are proud to be part of the Mernda community that is on the land and around the waters of the Kulin Nation’.
The students all worked enthusiastically during their break-times to create this mural and we are very proud of the final result which is displayed at Mernda Town Centre in Entrance 3 (near Groove Train).