Nelson wins school visions project
ONE VERY talented young man from Glenwood State School has beaten hundreds of entries from 104 Qld primary schools to claim a state title in the 2010 Middle Primary School Visions of Australia flag project.
In the lead up to this year’s Australia Day celebrations, Qld primary schools were asked to reflect on what was great about Australia.
Primary school students, including Nelson Hands, were asked to choose their favourite line from the national anthem and create a piece of artwork drawing inspiration from their favourite line.
The children drew their artworks on the back of specially prepared Vision of Australia flags.
One winning entry was selected from each of the lower, middle and upper primary school categories.
Nelson was excited to enter the competition – his inspiration came from his indigenous background.
He chose the line “in history’s page let every stage” because indigenous people were in Australia first and he wanted to show his fellow students and teachers how important this is to Australian history.
Nelson drew an emu, snake and frog on the back of his flag.
For his creativity he won a digital camera and for his school he won a 10m wide banner of his artwork, which will be proudly put on display.