We saw the end result of a positive collaboration between Rochester Secondary College, the Elmore/ Lockington/ Rochester Community Bank® branches and Bendigo Health.
Year 8 students, Kody Lees, Josephine Brown, Isabella Miriklis and Aylee Treacy travelled to Bendigo along with Visual Arts teacher, Meg Doller and Assistant Principal Barbara McCarty to officially present two pieces of art to Bendigo Bank House.
The students and Ms. Doller had been approached last year to create art works which would bring the rooms at Bendigo Bank House to life and give patients and their families something vibrant and colourful to lift their spirits during their stay. The process then began of creating two multimedia pieces which represent aerial views of the Rochester, and the Elmore and Lockington, landscapes.
The four students worked on the pieces as a team, with Ms. Doller, in a “masterclass” during blocks of allocated time, to create the final masterpieces. The works now hang in the “Rochester Suite” and the “Elmore/Lockington Suite” of Bendigo Bank House.
Our students were interviewed and photographed by the media and provided with a special morning tea. “We are very proud of our students; their talents and the mature, respectful way in which they presented themselves. They were excellent ambassadors for our school,” said Mrs. McCarty.
Thanks must go to Tracie Kyne, Senior Branch Manager, and the Elmore, Lockington and Rochester Community Bank Branches for playing a major role in this collaboration and a big thanks to Ms. Doller for her assistance, guidance and inspiration.