|Bonner Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London (p1)|
Local Habitats: Our Natural World Mosaic
I am absolutely delighted by the buzz that has been created in our school by the fantastic mural work" Martin Tune, Headteacher told us. "This is really what is meant by a whole school project - it's a real community effort. Maud and her team have been an absolute pleasure to work with."
Lindy Batchelor, Teacher and Art Co-ordinator, said: "What a delight it has been to have been working on a whole school mural project led by Maud Milton. The excitement on the children's faces when they see their drawing coming to life in shiny colourful tiles is worth its weight in gold. It's been a great opportunity to bring in parents and older brother and sisters from the local secondary school. Even reception children have been able to work on tiny clay tiles which they will love finding when the mosaic is in place. It has brought everybody together in a wonderful creative way. We can't wait to see the finished project greeting us everyday as we walk through the school gates."
|We even had the school cooks, a cleaner, the caretaker, lots of parents, one grandmother and a 3 year old sibling help out! Some of the parents and pupils loved it so much they have started their own mosaic projects at home. Another mother came back for three hours everyday and said this is the first opportunity she has had to do something for herself after spending years looking after the family.|
"I loved the mural, the Bumble Bee was good. I made the Bumble Bee."
Year 3, Bonner Primary School, Tower Hamlets
"We think it has been very much fun and enjoyed working with the younger people in our community. It has been very
useful for us because it has brought our artistic side that we never thought existed! We also learned how to contrast colours together,
we learned about textures and surfaces as well. Thanks for letting us help, we have enjoyed it very much!!"
Sian Hosford and Sophie Pearson
Year 10, Morpeth Secondary School (working towards their duke of Edinburgh Award)