Mural magic

June 29 2018
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YEAR 6 pupils from Fishponds C of E Academy will leave a lasting impression when they move on to secondary school in September.

The children have been designing and making a mosaic mural which will take pride of place in the playground so it can be admired by future pupils for years to come.

The initiative was organised by the school's PTA, Friends of Fishponds Academy (FOFA), with the help of the APE project, a Bristol-based organisation which runs creative workshops for youngsters.

Friends' Bethan Mills said: "FOFA suggested to the school that Year 6 might like to do a farewell project after SATS to leave a lasting legacy at the school for future years.

"Members noticed there was an old mosaic artwork on the entrance wall to the school which was rather tired and old and in need of replacing. Parents and pupils pass this wall daily and we felt the area was in need of brightening up and making more welcoming. With this in mind we approached the APE Project to prepare and complete a new mosaic. 

"The APE project attended the school and did a lead in workshop with Year 6 using their ideas and the school values to create a new design.

"A few weeks later they returned and worked with the children to create the mosaic for hanging on the wall, leaving a permanent reminder of their days in Fishponds Academy."