Artwork gift to primary school

Wisbech St Mary Primary school pupils who have been presented with coloured panels by pupils at the Thomas Clarkson Academy.'left to right Amy Milligan, Fern Paterson, Canon Matthew Bradbury, Max Hardy and Alyx Haines'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Wisbech St Mary Primary school pupils who have been presented with coloured panels by pupils at the Thomas Clarkson Academy.'left to right Amy Milligan, Fern Paterson, Canon Matthew Bradbury, Max Hardy and Alyx Haines'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

THE reception area at Wisbech St Mary Primary School is looking much brighter thanks to four new panels of artwork.

The painted panels – which resemble stained glass windows – were created by art students at Thomas Clarkson Community College after a request from the primary school.

Lorraine Boyce from Wisbech St Mary School said they wanted something on a church theme as it is a church school. So the students came up with a design based around the four seasons, with one panel for each season and a cross on every one.

The students were invited to the school on Thursday to see the panels in position in the reception ceiling. They also watched the panels get blessed by Canon Matthew Bradbury from Wisbech St Mary Church in a special assembly.

It was one of Canon Bradbury’s first jobs after he was given the honorary title in a ceremony at Ely Cathedral on January 28 in recognition of his service to the church.

The panels have gone down well with everyone at the school.

“Everybody notices them,” Lorraine said. “The children were banging into each other because they were looking up all the time!”