Kianga loo at Narooma gets magical makeover

ANYONE travelling alongside Kianga Beach will have noticed the vibrant hive of activity at the toilet block over the past week.

The amenities building is being given a new lease on life with painted murals covering every side.

The Narooma Lions are sponsoring the project which has Narooma High School art teacher Jenni Bourke at the helm.

When the Lions approached Jenni about the mural she thought the theme should be to thank and celebrate the people who contributed to the construction of the Shared Pathway.

Narooma High School art students contributed loads of imaginative ideas to Jenni who then collated the works and crafted an overall design for the project.

“We have a hero volunteer man and hero volunteer coffee maker,” Jenni said.

Other features to be found in the artwork are Steve “Ferny” Elma a champion volunteer who has since passed away, original settlers of Kianga, the horse that swam from Montague Island and shearwaters travelling with their suitcases.

According to Jenni two students in particular, Georgia Poyner and Ben Nitsche, shone with their input to the design.

However, it is the combined effort of all the students that makes this project look amazing.

Approximately 20 students from year’s 7, 8 and 9 have been putting in a sterling effort with the painting despite torrential rain and blazing sunshine.

“All the kids that have turned up are legends,” Jenni said.

Jenni has also been fortunate enough to have the willing assistance of friends Bob Pickup and Anne Spires.

Former Narooma High School students Caz Cooper and Sophie McMannus who helped Jenni with the Bar Beach toilet block have also contributed to this latest design.

The project should be finished by the New Year and the toilets remain open to the public during this time.

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