Budding artists get to work

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THE children at Manea Primary School have been working hard for months, together with Atelier East, to create a brilliant work of art.

Together they planned, designed and created artwork to paint a mural in the school playground.

Every child from the school took part and it took three days of painting to achieve; some of the parents and even grandparents got involved to help with some painting.

Karen Harvey, director of Atelier East said: “It was a real pleasure to create this mural with such a wonderful group of young artists, they were all so helpful and hard working and the results are brilliant, they should be incredible proud of themselves and what they have achieved. It’s beautiful.”

Karen Fevyer, who runs the schools two after school arts clubs in Manea said: “I had a lot of fun working with the children and I am extremely impressed by their imagination.”

The project was originally commissioned by headteacher Pam Longstaff and the schools Friends and governors. They wanted the children to be able to create a space that was their own and inspired them to play, imagine and interact. The mural will be unveiled to the public at the opening of the new school buildings later this month.