Reaching Max Potential with outer space

Student Milla Jones (right) encouraged the community to help paint a space-themed mural as part of her Max Potential community project.
Student Milla Jones (right) encouraged the community to help paint a space-themed mural as part of her Max Potential community project.

Spaceships, aliens and shooting stars took pride of place on Mudgee’s Anglican Church hall wall last weekend.

Student Milla Jones invited the community to help her create a mural on Sunday, July 9 as part of her community service project for Max Potential.

The Club Mudgee program pairs promising young people from local schools with mentors from the community, helping the students to identify and reach their personal goals.

Milla described the project as, “a mural based around the idea of exploration and discovery of the unknown, shown through an astronaut landing on a newfound planet in space.”

The idea represents “stepping out of my comfort zone, with organising all of this”.

Milla is passionate about the arts, so she encouraged others in the community to join in and experience the enjoy of painting.

“We’ve taken some of the little kids’ monsters and made them into lively spirited creatures.”

The project was sponsored by the Youth Council.