The students at Meadow Springs Education Support Centre have been getting their artworks ready for this year’s Mandurah Children’s Festival, which explores the theme “When I Grow Up.”
The children at Meadow Springs explored this idea in collage, imagining a picture of themselves in the future, which will be on display at the festival.
“The older students kind of know what they want to be, but with the younger ones we read lots of books about community helpers and things, and read a book called ‘What I want to be when I grow up’,” classroom teacher Matilda Hindmarsh said.
The students had quite a mixed idea of what they might pursue in the future.
Student Cowen Reckwell said: “I want to be a DJ, because I want to give DVD’s out.”
Lauren Jacobs said she wanted to work in the navy with her dad, to go on boats and ships.
Liam Boyd said he wanted to be a soldier so he could walk, listen to the leader, and follow the rules, and Coes Arnup said he wanted to be a fireman because they were brave.
The festival, held on October 23 at the Eastern Foreshore, will also include a dress up competition of the same theme.
The parade and judging will take place at 11am on the main stage, with winners announced at noon.
Children can register to enter at mandurahchildrensfestival.com.au before October 19.
The festival will also feature creative workshops, rides, market stalls, and main stage entertainment from 10am-3pm including SciTech displays, Constable Care, performances, dancing and more.