The St. Kilian’s 2020 mural is completed! A big thank you to Ms McCrea and the Class of 2020 for creating this wonderful piece of art for our school. 12th Class murals are usually completed in May but this year’s had to be delayed until we could welcome our students back into the school building.
The mural is bursting with symbolism and was designed to remind us of the numerous topics, issues, highlights and sad moments of the last twelve months:
• Fire and vegetation represent the fires in the Amazon and Australian bushfires;
• Fists represent the Black Lives Matter movement and Pride;
• The three ladies at the centre represent a united world, equality and global support across nations throughout the pandemic;
• Bats symbolise Coronavirus;
• Lush leaves and flowers represent the replenishment of nature across the globe during the Covid-19 lockdown;
• #bekind, a social media hashtag associated with universal kindness, is a reminder to be kind to each other and to help fight bullying. In the words of the late Caroline Flack: ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind’.
• The dove at the top of the picture is a symbol in loving memory of our dear friend and colleague Keith Warren who passed away in June 2020.