Giant emu built of waste is a winner for student

GETTING MOVED: The larger than life emu now lives at the Trangie Cultural Centre grounds where Koby hopes everyone can enjoy it. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

GETTING MOVED: The larger than life emu now lives at the Trangie Cultural Centre grounds where Koby hopes everyone can enjoy it. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

It’s hard to believe a primary school student made a sculpture of such magnitude, but it was no surprise year six student Koby Terry won the Waste 2 Art competition. 

Koby decided to enter the competition because of his love of building, a hobby he’s picked up with his father. 

“I liked creating the giant emu. The absolute best part was when I was announced the winner I would remember it for ever,” he said.

Koby said he collected beer cans from the local pub to make the project. 

“I would like to thank the organisers of the new Trangie Cultural Centre, I’d like to thank Charlie Evan’s grandson for buying my artwork and thanks to my dad for teaching me how to weld,” he said.

Koby is planning on entering next year’s Waste 2 Art competition.

“I already know what I’m going to make,” he said.

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