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Sewing a fabric of girls' creativity

Friendship dolls are bringing girls and female staff together in conversation and creativity at Beachlands Primary School.

Year 6 and 7 students gather each week to create dolls based on someone who has made an impact on their lives.

Principal Celine Bellve said doll-making promoted social development and allowed teachers and senior students to communicate in a way they wouldn’t normally.

The doll-making workshops were inspired by Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre’s Dolls and Yarning workshops that culminated in an exhibition at WA Museum earlier this year.

Friendship Doll Making workshops form part of the school’s Great Relationships Encourage Active Togetherness (GREAT) program.

Full story in yesterday's print edition

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