Nowra High students break down barriers with art

Nowra High School art students and Life Without Barriers have come together to produce a super artwork for one of the organisation’s homes in Nowra. 

It took three days for the 14 students to create the mural.

Teacher Lorraine Yeomans said Life Without Barriers approached the school about painting their garage wall. 

“The residents asked for the mural to be of superheroes,” she said.

“The students brainstormed their own design, some of them created their own superhero, they brought it in to school and we sat down and created the design.

“They’ve done an excellent job, I’m very proud.”

Year 9 student Starr Casson said the group formed stronger friendships throughout the process.

“I watched a movie on superheroes which was pretty good. My friend and I are doing Iron Man and Black Panther, we’re always hugging so we thought it would be good for our two characters to hug.”

Senior disability support worker at Life Without Barriers Mariann Martin, said the house is used as a day program facility.

“We probably have 30 clients and on any given day 12 to 15 in here, we have different programs out in the community, we use this residence as a base for morning tea and lunch,” she said.

Mrs Martin described the project as “absolutely awesome”. 

“It has broken down barriers between students and people with a disability and vice versa, it’s been a really good experience,” she said.

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