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Art for World Vision’s sake at Tawa College

Jun 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

TAWA VISION: From left, teacher Christine Szabados, year 12 students Jayden Wairau and Ashley Kibblewhite, and teacher Marie Ross, who will auction their work in the art-a-thon.

FIRST it was a chem-a-thon, then a math-a-thon, now students are staging the first art-a-thon at Tawa College.

The 30 hours of all art and no sleep this week will raise money for World Vision.

“We’ve always done it to raise money for World Vision,” says college head of visual arts Marie Ross.

The school has only aimed for 28 hours with the chem-a-thon and math-a-thon in the past two years.

“We want to do 30 hours to break the record.” Mrs Ross says.

About 45 students are being sponsored by family and friends to go without sleep from 6am Wednesday to noon Thursday.

The students will spend their time completing their NCEA work, listening to speakers, and the paint and print making students will each produce works of art that will be sold in a silent auction to raise money for World Vision.

Past Tawa College students have also been involved, providing original art to be auctioned off.

The art-a-thon will start with Chris Jupp, schools relationship co-ordinator from World Vision, coming in to remind the students of what they are working towards.

Mrs Ross sponsors a child in Africa and a school in the Solomon Islands with her husband Eric Clarke, who is also a teacher at Tawa College.

“I like students to think of life outside of their existence,” Mrs Ross says.

“I really do believe what we’re doing will save some lives.”

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