WHILE children of the Wingham Brush Public School enjoyed taking part in the recent Engine Unity Project, members of the P and C were on hand to help and document the workshops.
Fully funded by the P and C, the art workshops are the realisation of the long time dream of the parents and community volunteers of the P and C. They hope to continue with similar workshops in the future and they plan to apply for funding to help make that happen. "We have been talking about something like this for a few years," P and C president Barbara Squire said.
With the school's upcoming Super Freak Art Show just over a week away, the P and C wanted a way to entice all students to submit their art. They also wanted to give the children an opportunity to express themselves in a way they might not usually get.
"Children who don't have resources at home can still produce art for the show," Barbara said.
Arranging such projects is part of the role of a P and C member. According to Barbara the Wingham Brush Public School P and C is looking for new people to help and is calling on willing volunteers.
With many parents now working, P and C numbers are low in many schools. But the role is not limited to parents and the P and C would benefit greatly from other members of the community becoming involved.
Barbara said that working on such projects as the Unity Engine Project makes being involved with P and C exciting and worthwhile. "I don't just do it for my children," she said. Passionate about the wellbeing and education of all children, Barbara re-iterates the well known saying "the children of today are the citizens of the future."
If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer for the Wingham Brush Public School P and C, call the administration office on 6553 4443. The P and C meets once a month, and welcomes new members. Canteen volunteers are also welcome. Please note new members and volunteers may be required to complete Working with Children Checks. The Super Freak Art Show is on Friday, October 25.