Chatteris school unveils corridor of learning

Steve Barclay MP on a visit to Kingsfield School to have a look at the corridors that have been painted

Steve Barclay MP on a visit to Kingsfield School to have a look at the corridors that have been painted

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Children at a Chatteris primary school can enjoy time travel every time they walk down a corridor thanks to a new initiative.

Joanne Tomlins, headteacher at Kingsfield School, showed off the newly decorated walls of the school’s long corridor to local MP Steve Barclay when he paid a visit recently.

She said the corridor was dark, dingy and uninspiring for pupils, so they came up with a scheme to decorate it highlighting Britain through the ages.

The first phase, which was completed on a voluntary basis by local painter and decorator Rob Mahoney, shows modern Britain and features murals from the capital including the Houses of Parliament.

Work is due to start shortly on the rest of the corridor, with images including a First World War trench, and others going back to at least the Tudor period, taking in the Victorian industrial revolution.

Mrs Tomlins said: “We are creating an interesting backdrop that is a useful learning space rather than just a dingy corridor.

“The children have been doing a lot of work on modern Britain and British culture including talking about Parliament and this is being displayed along the corridor.”

Mr Barclay said: “It was great to chat with the children about the new corridor and to hear about what they have learned on Britain and our culture.”