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TAFE leadership students give new life to Community Radio caravan

South Regional TAFE Collie leadership students have freshened up a valuable community resource, painting a mural on the Community Radio station caravan.

The Certificate II in Leadership students wanted to do something to make a difference to a local, not-for-profit organisations and 101.3 Community Radio was identified as an organisation they could help.

The project involved working with a graphic artist who designed the mural based on the students’ research and ideas.

Lecturer Crosbie Vickers said the project helped the students develop job related skills, working as a team and presenting their ideas to various stakeholders.

The students were excited to work with graffiti artist Zach Hamilton on the project.

“Zach came up with three amazing designs and the students chose the one they thought would stand out and make a difference when the caravan was set up at events,” Crosbie said.

The caravan is transported to various locations so that 101.3 can cover live Collie events.

The students also learned other valuable job skills such as design and colour theory and painting preparation. These skills could help them go onto further study or gain work.

“Painting the mural together was challenging and meant everyone had to pull their weight to get the job done in the required timeframe,” Mr Vickers said.

Student Lacey Evans said:

“Working on the caravan taught me about working as a team and relying on each other to perform our tasks.”

“I really enjoyed doing an art project with my peers and I could see they really enjoyed it as well. We learned a lot about preparing surfaces and applying paint to the metal.”

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