Art students beautify our walls

clip_image002During May, a group of twenty Grade 10 art students from King David High School in Victory Park came to the Sheikha Al Jalila House for the WSPCCA to paint murals on our walls and bring some colour to our world.

Judy Shear, art teacher of the KDVP Campus, said: “Madeleine Hicklin – fund-raiser for the WSPCCA –
approached us to once again get involved with the charity, this time to paint murals on the outside wall of the property and two walls of the house. We jumped at the chance as it would offer our students a wonderful opportunity of giving something back to the community – particularly to those less privileged than themselves – and offer us invaluable experience in mural painting.

clip_image002[4]“On our first trip to the house, we painted the undercoat on the outside wall and then blocked out our murals on the other walls. Art is a very important part of our curriculum at the school and to be given an opportunity to beautify the walls of the house was really thrilling.”

Thanks must go to the students for their wonderful work and to House of Paint, Fourways for part sponsoring the paint.

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About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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