COVID-19: Bin isolation challenge keeps Wellington local busy

Lockdown due to the COVID-19 health crisis has forced all of us to think of new and exciting ways to stay entertained.

To keep busy, Wellington's Casey Dargan decided to take part in a popular social media challenge that asks members to get creative with their bins at home.

While many members of the 'Bin Isolation Outing' Facebook group have dressed up, the 16-year-old wanted to do something different.

Casey was an active member of her school's cattle show team before the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of local shows and the Sydney Royal Easter Show, so drew inspiration from her love of animals when painting the bins.

"I've grown up around animals and I want to be a vet nurse too.... so decided to take inspiration from that," she said.

The clever Year 11 Wellington High student painted four different cattle on each of the bins.


Since being uploaded to online group, which boasts more than 975,800 members, the post of Casey has been shared 18 times, received 47 comments and garnered more than 300 reactions.

The post was uploaded by her mother, Kelly, who said her daughter is an artistic and imaginative country girl who misses the cattle team at her school.

Casey didn't expect the amazing online reaction, but due to its success and the extra free time, she has since painted a horse and sheep on her bedroom door. A neighbour has even asked for Casey to paint on their bins.

Other then working at Maranatha House, the bin challenge has been the highlight of Casey's COVID-19 lockdown experience.

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