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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Kinder painted traffic signal box.

What do Kinder students know that adults don't?

This is a question that was posed by Kinder teacher Mrs Kate Turner to a group of her students last year. The answer they came up with after much discussion is "HOW TO… IMAGINE".

The question was asked as students workshopped ideas for a focus for a special project for the Hobart City Council. Having made a submission to the Hobart City Council's Masterplan consultation last year, Mrs Turner received an invitation to participate in the Council's Traffic Signal Box project.

Forty boxes have been offered to artists within the community to paint, with ten of those being offered to school groups. We were allocated the box on the corner of Sandy Bay and Gladstone Roads.

Many Kindergarten boys offered images towards the final design which focused on dreams, wishes and imaginings for the future. Their piece is titled "Childhood Wishes".

During the holidays three boys, Oliver Midgley, Henry Pitt and Henry Larkin, with some help from Miss Morgan and Mrs Turner painted the Traffic Signal Box using the Kidner boys' designs.

The finished project has inspired and captured the attention of many drivers-by and pedestrains. We congratulate Mrs Turner and boys on this imaginative project.

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…