Casey gives coat of arms a facelift

South Western Times
Casey Sutton, 16, has got the job freshening up the coat of arms on the Bunbury Courthouse.
Camera IconCasey Sutton, 16, has got the job freshening up the coat of arms on the Bunbury Courthouse. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury Senior High School student Casey Sutton has been causing a stir outside the Bunbury Courthouse over the past week after she was commissioned to give the coat of arms on its facade a revamp.

The 16-year-old had the task of adding its traditional colours, after it was originally painted bronze.

“When I first got asked I was really nervous because it was a lot of responsibility but now that I am doing it I am really enjoying it,” she said.

“I am pretty lucky that out of all the kids in our school and all the other schools that I was the one chosen to do it.”

She said she had been getting plenty of attention as she worked on the piece, which required the use of scaffolding to reach.

“People at first were a bit shocked because they thought I was painting over metal because they didn’t realise it was plastic – so I had to sand it, prime it, paint it and then seal it,” she said.

“When I first painted it all white for the undercoat people were a bit shocked, but now there is colour on it people are liking it.”

Casey started work with an undercoat on Tuesday and was due to apply the final seal yesterday.

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