Site for sore eyes!

August 04 2017

CHILDREN at Minerva Primary Academy in Hillfields have won a national prize for artwork.

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CHILDREN at Minerva Primary Academy in Hillfields have won a national prize for artwork.

All year groups from nursery to Year 6 were invited to decorate sections of the hoardings round the site where a new school is being built.

They had the theme of ‘Things that mean a lot to us” and came up with paintings and drawings about Hope, Under the Sea, Bristol Balloon Fiesta and Reach for the Stars. Year 6 children also produced words that were significant to them and these were designed and cut out of plywood and attached to the hoarding.

Their efforts for their builders Elliott earned them top prize in the national Considerate Constructor Scheme and a visit from the programme’s mascot Ivor Goodsite.

Principal Pete Hallam said: “The children are delighted at this win, which marks the end of a successful year for Minerva. The school is 19th out of 113 schools in Bristol for progress between Key Stages One and Two, results at KS2 are above national averages - and soon we will have a state-of-the-art new building to match this amazing performance.”