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Students brush up on art skills for mural unveiling

7 June 2018
Two of the Students next to their hand-painted Mural

An intricate mural, hand-painted by Shiregreen students, has gone on display at a Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre.

Students’ artwork

The painting was designed and created by pupils from Firth Park Academy as part of a Sanctuary Housing-funded project and includes representations of local landmarks such as Beck School and the cricket club.

Support from Sanctuary

The art project forms part of a previous grant from Sanctuary, which in 2017 provided support for a summer school for primary-aged children transitioning up to Firth Park Academy. Further support from Sanctuary will see a similar summer school project take place this year.

“Enhancing the lives of young Shiregreen residents”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, said: “The mural looks fantastic and will form a lasting memento of how proud the students of Firth Park Academy are of their neighbourhood.

“I’m delighted we are able to offer funding to support the school in enhancing the lives of young Shiregreen residents.”

“I’m thrilled we were chosen to be the location”

Lauren De Souza-Dempsey, from Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, added: “The mural adds a real splash of colour to the centre and I’m thrilled that we were chosen to be the location.

“We now have our very own artwork that represents the community values that the centre has and I’m sure it will draw in even more visitors. I’d like to thank Sanctuary and Firth Park Academy for giving us this opportunity.”

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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