Rosley school's mosaic paints picture of Cumbria
Last updated at 17:39, Friday, 30 March 2012
A colourful mosaic will greet visitors and passers-by at a primary school thanks to a collaboration with an artist.
The theme for the design is land, sea and sky and the Cumbrian-based pictures and include crabs and a Great North Air Ambulance helicopter.
The illustrations were designed by Rosley Primary School children before being passed to artist Steve Wilson, who then assisted the 54 pupils in making their designs become a reality.
Mr Wilson said: “I’m showing them how to put down the design they have made and by the end the whole school will have joined in.
“You will be able to see it from the road as you go past and I think the children are enjoying it.”
The 1m x 1.5m design was made by gluing different coloured squares onto a net backing which was then lifted outside and attached to the wall of the school.
Peter Watts, seven, who designed the crab on the mosaic, said: “I think it will look like the picture we did. I feel excited and it will look fantastic.”
The project was funded by the Rosley School Support Group.
First published at 14:10, Friday, 30 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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