7000 Penguins and 7000 Students

‘The Penguin Project’ is part of the Australian Antarctic Festival being held in Hobart from August 2 to 5.

150 students from Smithton Primary School (pictured) have painted 150 Adelie Penguin cut-outs for the festival. In total, 7000 penguin cut-outs will be painted by students across Tasmania.

At studentleadership.news we love sharing great ideas that student leaders can get involved with. This idea is fantastic as it allows students to be part of a very large project, without having to organise the whole process from scratch. It also creates a great sense of pride, when students can contribute to something that has a public presence.

At Smithton, the penguins were put on display in the school gym as a trial for the festival. The 150 penguins will soon sent back in their box to Hobart in time for their public debut.

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Photo credit: courtesy of the Advocate