BRIGHT and colourful, the new Rimu Full Primary School mural was celebrated last week. In front of a crowd of pupils and parents, principal Kate Webster thanked Dunedin artist Jemima Pedro (pictured) for helping the pupils create the artwork, which replaced an old mural, and explained the significance of its design.
Pupils involved in the Samoan and kapa haka groups performed and it was videoed to be entered into this year’s online Murihiku Polyfest.
Ms Webster wanted former pupils to be able to return to the school and “fondly reflect on the creation of our mural and talk about the symbols that matter to them”.
The bright colours grabbed attention and, upon closer inspection, visitors could get a sense “of who we are”.
Pedro said the building of a new classroom provided the opportunity for the project.
“I was thrilled beyond words to be invited aboard this artistic endeavour.”
Photo: Laura Smith