A Crow inspiration with wool

Birdwood High School student Jack Gillespie thought he was just doing an assignment one week, but was then announced as a finalist in the Wool4School competition for his art work.

The Year 9 student used his love for AFL team the Adelaide Crows as part of an assignment for his agricultural class, as well as some additional inspiration.

“I’m into footy and that’s why I did the Crows stuff, the colours were because my favourite team is the Adelaide Crows, and the the recent bushfires at Sampson Flat, that gave me the inspiration for the stripes; the other one I thought with Adelaide being the city of churches, the triangles would suit it,” he said.

Jack had no idea he was a finalist in the competition until he found out from his teachers.

“It feels pretty good, I didn’t think that I would get that far in it,” he said.

The Wool4School competition, run by Australian Wool Innovation, is a combination of wool, fashion and sport and had a record 12,000 registrations this year.

FINALIST: Birdwood High School year 9 student Jack Gillespie with his final artwork.

FINALIST: Birdwood High School year 9 student Jack Gillespie with his final artwork.