Pupils create mural of faces for 50th anniversary
EVERY pupil at a school celebrating its golden anniversary has had their face included in a commemorative mural.
Staff also fashioned their faces out of clay for the artwork at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bridgend.
Archbishop of Cardiff George Stack joined the pupils and teachers to bless the artwork, which features the 250-plus faces as well as individual red beads to represent every one of the school’s former pupils.
“We are celebrating 50 years of the school on the Llangewydd Road site,” said acting head teacher Gillian Weale.
“We have had several events this term including a fun day for parents and children, with fairground rides and things from 1967, including music.
“We had a very special 50th anniversary mass at St Mary’s and we were very lucky to receive a blessing from Pope Francis for the school and the mural is to celebrate the fact that we are a community as one body.
“We have children from many different parts of the world – about 40% of pupils are from abroad – but we celebrate that we are all part of one community.”
It was the school Senedd members who came up with the idea of marking the golden anniversary with a mural.
They also created a prayer area in the corner of the school field as a place of quiet reflection.
Senedd member Isabelle Ruddy, nine, said: “We decided we would have everybody in school to make a picture. Every- body in school has made a face out of clay – all of the children and grown-ups.”
Every pupil at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bridgend has made their face out of clay and had it included in a mural to mark the school’s golden anniversary at its Cefn Glas site. Archbishop of Cardiff George Stack blessed the mural
Members of the school Senedd at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bridgend came up with the idea of creating a prayer garden to mark the school’s golden anniversary at its Cefn Glas site