ROMA ROCKS: Three-year-old Skylynn Crosbie was ecstatic to find one of the painted rocks at Woolworths.
ROMA ROCKS: Three-year-old Skylynn Crosbie was ecstatic to find one of the painted rocks at Woolworths. contributed

Locals to get crafty with rockin' project

SARAH Gorringe is hoping to spread some rockin' positive energy around Roma with her latest project.

Inspired by the hide and seek rock craze she saw while on holidays, Ms Gorringe, her children, Asialee, Kyanna, Koby and Dominique, niece and nephew, Lexie and Klayton and sister Wanita have painted and hid more than 100 rocks in popular Roma locations in the hope of creating a ripple effect.

"We were in Hervey Bay in the botanical gardens for a picnic and we noticed a few painted rocks around and thought it would be a great idea to create something similar in our own community,” Ms Gorringe said.

"The kids love decorating them, they've already been asking when we can get more rocks to paint.

"It's about getting kids outside again and giving them joy with something that doesn't involve a screen.”

Locals are encouraged to join in the fun and paint their own rocks with fun pictures, characters, kind messages, jokes and positive quotes and hide them on park benches, letter boxes, on or around trees for others to discover.

"We want to create positive movement that spreads kindness and joy, as well as promoting social connectedness and mindfulness,” Ms Gorringe said.

"The idea is to have an activity everyone can enjoy and spread the love throughout Queensland.

"My daughter even found a Brisbane rock here so we're hoping our rocks will travel with tourists as they come through.”

Join the Roma Rocks Facebook page if you would like to get involved.

Lexie Rose Lawardorn with a rock she found.
Lexie Rose Lawardorn with a rock she found. contributed

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