The Big Splash WA Art Trail

This statue is the school mascot for our participation in a program called The Big Splash through the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. The program’s focus is on childhood and adolescent mental health and has provided our school with important resources to open up the conversation regarding feelings, mental health and mental illness.

 

Our school dolphin has been designed to reflect our school and the community, with waves on waves of fish (a school), created by the children and staff finger printing in their 2017 year groups. A vast collection of parents, staff, community member and students have been lovingly turning these finger prints, over 700 of them, into little fish of different sizes, shapes and designs. Or dolphin, who has yet to be named, was wrapped and delivered back to the foundation on Wednesday the 28th Feb.

 

Throughout the city of Perth, the foundation has created a walking trail of giant sized, artist designed dolphins for people to explore. This weekend, the 2nd and 3rd of March is the last weekend for the walk. The dolphins will then be taken to the Perth Convention Centre, where they will meet up with the school dolphins around the state for the final send off.

 

Farewell Celebration Details:

Where: Pavilion 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

When: Sunday 18th March

Session Times:

10.00am – 11.30am

12noon – 1.30pm

2pm – 3.30pm

 

Cost: Ticket are $15 per person or $40 per family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children under 16). The ticket covers entry into the Farewell Celebration for a specified session only.

What’s happening?:

Highlights of the Farewell Celebration include:

•             All the 37 trail dolphins in one location

•             Guest appearance by the amazing school dolphins, all the way from Christmas Island to Esperance

•             Cool crafting with our friends from Art of Resilience

•             Sand sculpture and sand art

•             Bubbly life sized bubbles

•             Entertainment

•             Raffle and prizes

•             Trail quiz

And much more!

Tickets to visit the final send-off are available from http://www.thebigsplashwa.com.au/farewell if you wish to attend.