Council donates Graffiti Day prize winnings to local schools

11/02/2020

Georges River Council has donated $1100 prize money it received for its outstanding achievements at last October’s Graffiti Removal Day award ceremony to two local schools.

Mayor Greene attended school assemblies at Blakehurst Public School and St Joseph’s Catholic School schools to present a $550 cheque to each school’s respective captains.

Council took out two of the top awards including ‘Best Contribution by a Council’ and ‘Best Mural’.

Mayor Kevin Greene said that this achievement would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and involvement of over 500 students from the schools.

“The children involved in the Graffiti Day mural at Carss Park made this project a very colourful and creative success, and Council felt it was more than fitting that the prize money be split between the two schools to acknowledge their students’ input,” said Mayor Greene.

“Council wants to encourage our young people to get involved in local projects, help keep their local spaces beautiful and be active in building a sense of community.

“Activities like last year’s Graffiti Day project go a long way to help prevent vandalism and graffiti in our public spaces,” added Mayor Greene.

For more information, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400