St Gertrude’s Catholic Primary Smithfield celebrated the diverse backgrounds of its families in art and life when the school hosted a Refugee Week event.
An artwork created by Year 3 student Rachel Liso for Fairfield Emerging Communities Action Partnership’s art competition was one of nine displayed at the school’s Connecting Cultures event.
Rachel’s work won the competition and will be used to promote Fairfield Council’s 2019 Refugee Week celebrations. It is currently on display at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.
“My artwork is about us all together, as one community to love,” Rachel said. “In my artwork I have refugees that have come from other places and we are looking after them.
“I was very excited [to have won] because I want to be an artist when I grow up. I like to be creative and use things from around the house to make art.”
Part of who we are as a Catholic family is to see Jesus in everybody that we meet.