Artwork by Albion Park students celebrated

Winner of the Aboriginal Art Competition, Aliya Hazelton (front) from Albion Park Public School with other finalists Madison Jones-Morley and Keera Grimwood join the Lake Illawarra LAC Andrew Koutsoufis (acting superintendent), Mark Scott (acting sergeant) and Scott Burgess (senior constable. Picture Eliza Winkler

Winner of the Aboriginal Art Competition, Aliya Hazelton (front) from Albion Park Public School with other finalists Madison Jones-Morley and Keera Grimwood join the Lake Illawarra LAC Andrew Koutsoufis (acting superintendent), Mark Scott (acting sergeant) and Scott Burgess (senior constable. Picture Eliza Winkler

ALBION Park Public School students were given special recognition for their entries in the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command Aboriginal Art Competition last week.

Students from years three to six submitted work as part of National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) celebrations. 

The three finalists, Madison Jones-Morley, Keera Grimwood and winner Aliya Hazelton were announced at an assembly last Friday.

The winner, Aliya Hazelton received a gift donated by Harvey Norman and will have her artwork permanently on the business card of Lake Illawarra Local Area Command Superintendent, Wayne Starling.

The competition was facilitated by the Lake Illawarra LAC and ran throughout the Shellharbour region.

Senior constable, Scott Burgess said the competition, as part of NAIDOC week, was a way to reinforce relationships with the local indigenous community.

“We held the competition across all schools in our command area,” he said.

“Glenn Duffield, who is an Aboriginal Artist from Culburra came on board for the competition and Harvey Norman came on board to sponsor the program.

“It’s really good for the community, to get people involved and build up the already existing relationship with our indigenous community.”

The three finalists will also have their work on display at the Lake Illawarra police station. 

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