Briana Thapa, 7, from St Francis Xavier School in Goodna with an art work created collaboratively with her class. The school is holding an art show to bring the community together after the floods. Photo: Claudia Baxter
Briana Thapa, 7, from St Francis Xavier School in Goodna with an art work created collaboratively with her class. The school is holding an art show to bring the community together after the floods. Photo: Claudia Baxter

Art aids kids

ST FRANCIS Xavier School is set to host an art show to celebrate the community spirit that shone through during the recent floods.

The show is called The HeArt of Goodna and will be held today from 5pm-8pm.

Upwards of 15 of the students lost their family homes during the floods, and many more were affected by inundation.

Year 3 teacher Leanne Muller said the art show would be a unifying force.

“The idea was to get a good feeling back into the school so the parents can come along and enjoy what the kids have been doing while they've been going through these hard times,” she said.

“We want the community to be involved in a happy time.

“Everybody loves their art. And it gives the students an outlet to express their feelings on canvas and on paper.

“We have got canvases for each year level, and all the children from each year have contributed to the one canvas.”

There will be a silent auction for each of the year-level canvases, which will raise money for jerseys for the school football team.

Every child in the school will exhibit an individual piece for the show.

Entertainment from the school choir and dance groups will be provided. Entry is free.



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