Our Lady of Victory Primary School, Chelsea (p3)     [page 1][page 2]
The Mayor, Mayoress, Councillor Taylor, School Governors and staff from The Natural History Museum visited the children at Chelsea and took part in their mosaic.
The "Gold" project at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Primary School in Chelsea became even busier with a special visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Taylor and many of the school's Governors. The visitors had the project, methods and materials explained to them by pupils before making mosaics with them. It was a very special day and thank you to all who helped turn the children's drawings into beautiful mosaics over the course of the project.
We also had help from James Stockton, who works at The Natural History Museum, where the children have been drawing and taking inspirations from the wonderful Gilded Ceiling, carvings and world-renowned architectural details.
"I loved taking part in the mural sessions, especially doing all the 'fiddly bits'. I put all my dedication into this project and I had a fantastic time with Maud and the rest of the crew. I love Artyface!"
Fillipo, Year 6
"I absolutely loved the fantastic experience of doing the mural. I will never forget doing it and learning so much about the tiles and how the mural works, like using the mesh with the handmade tiles. I will also never forget meeting the Mayor. The good thing is that every child gets to participate. With a special thanks to you, Maud, Leona, Catherine and everyone else who helped out on the mural!"
Thomas, Year 6
Below - Maud Milton and pupils with one of the completed water drop shapes, and the beautiful Madonna & Child image for the new school sign!
"Azia and Lola both worked in mosaic project since it started. It is now coming to an end but it looks amazing. We learned a lot of things, like sticking mosaics, crazy paving, mirror glue and how to cut around the mesh. Lots of people helped: pupils, friends and families. Maud, Jill, Suni and Jay designed the different continents using our drawings. We were inspired by mosaicing and now want to create our own mosaic."
Azia and Lola, Year 5
Below - a sunny day for installation!
"What superb artwork! It is hard to believe that this is a school project. It is wonderful to see creative pieces inspired by the Natural History Museum that the whole school has participated in."
Grace Kimble
Natural History Museum (re: Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Primary School, Chelsea)
"A magnificent achievement and very beautiful. Glad we put a few pieces in too!"
Tim & Daria Coleridge, Mayor and Mayoress, Royal Borough of Kensington
"It has been great to be a part of this project and to have helped in a small way."
Dawn, Reed Harris (ex-pupil - thanks to Joanna Taylor for making this connection!)
"It has been a pleasure to be associated with such a worthwhile project, you have not only done the school proud but yourselves proud. Treasure your efforts: you all deserve it."
Colin Ward, Ardex
"What a fantastic project! The playground looks beautiful!"
Cara Williams, Victoria & Albert Museum
"I am just so impressed by it all. Amazing-just well done!"
"Looks amazing! Loved helping."
"My time spent working on the mosiacs was great! And so much fun."

Various parents
The school and special guests assembled for the launch ceremony...
Pupils lined up to talk about their experience of designing and making the mosaics; the school choir sang in celebration.
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