KUNYUNG Primary School students have put on an art display to show their gratitude to the “wonderful frontline workers” at Frankston Hospital.
Art teacher Arlene Drummond had earlier invited the “hospital heroes” from the emergency department, ICU and the COVID ward to send in head-and-shoulders photos of themselves. Grade 1-2 students then discussed how artists can express their feelings and ideas through their art.
The hospital’s medical staff featured in the portraits visited the school last week to see the show and voice their appreciation.
“We decided to draw a portrait of a hospital hero and the students had to express their gratitude with their background design,” Ms Drummond said. “Their classroom teachers got on board and helped the students write letters of gratitude to their hospital hero.”
Ms Drummond mounted the artworks and attached the students’ letters to the backs of their portraits.
“Our preps have been involved in making big, colourful flowers to add to our display,” she said.
The students’ works are on display in the school’s Gratitude Gallery of Hospital Hero Portraits and the flowers are in the Gratitude Garden.
“I am going to deliver the portraits to the hospital as a gift for the doctors and nurses involved to enjoy,” Ms Drummond said.
Kunyung Primary is an International Baccalaureate school which encourages school and wider community action.