Paint Patrol

Tracie Doherty
Noranda Primary School

It was all systems go, early this morning, as Mr DePoloni our Associate Principal, took a team of students out to paint our safe routes to school pathways.

We quickly learned that less is more when painting, however, we are very proud of how our stop signs at the pedestrian crossings have turned out. Approaching the crosswalk area, you can easily see them glistening in the sun.

Our footprints adorn the local pathways and we think they’re really awesome because they match the colour of our school uniforms. It was tricky at first, but we soon learned the best techniques to paint.

The students loved the experience! Here’s what they had to say…

"I learnt a lot about our sidewalks and got to try something new." Eliana in Room 8

"I liked it because I got messy but my stop sign and footprints were perfect! " Esther in Room 7

"It was fun painting all the signs. I pass the stops signs every day as I walk to and from school." Jonathan in Room 8

"It was great fun painting the sidewalks. Now they look pretty too." Lilly, Year 3

"It was really fun. I love art, so for me, it was a great reason to do more." Aura, Year 4

"I thought it was really cool. I got to paint both the stop signs and the footprints" Valentina, Year 3

"I liked working with my friends and it was really good working outside the school grounds." Maicen in Room 6

Overall our student group bonded really well to promote the safest routes to school.

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James (Your Move)

Nice work Noranda students, Mr DePoloni and Tracie 🤩! It is great to see the kids in action and to hear all their excited and positive feedback of the project. Together you have earned 70 points for completing this activity, plus 15 points for an engaging student centred story. Have a wonderful break and see you in October 😊.

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