Sturt Public School students curate history exhibition

STUDENTS OF HISTORY: Nethukee Jayasekera and Clare Chapman, both 10, at the opening of the exhibition they helped curate. Picture: Les Smith
STUDENTS OF HISTORY: Nethukee Jayasekera and Clare Chapman, both 10, at the opening of the exhibition they helped curate. Picture: Les Smith

A Riverina history exhibition put together by primary school students has been officially opened in Wagga.

Roaming around the Riverina is an exhibition curated by students from Sturt Public School and the Museum of the Riverina.

“This is a professional exhibition in every respect, but it’s the kids who have chosen which stories and pictures that will be shown,” regional museums officer Samantha Leah said.

“They’ve undertaken the research and made the hard curatorial decisions, while our staff provided them support along the way.

“They’ve sourced images, curated how they will be displayed, and come up with creative descriptions of the history they’ve chosen to share.”

The exhibition is at the museum's council chambers site until April 29.

At the particular request of the students, the exhibition was officially opened by Wagga Mayor Greg Conkey.

Wagga Mayor Greg Conkey with Sturt Public school student Imogen Smith.

Wagga Mayor Greg Conkey with Sturt Public school student Imogen Smith.