His eyes are orange and he’s ever so tall
Pupils bring the Gruffalo alive on school wall
PUPILS at St Helen’s School have cemented their friendship with a nearby school by helping decorate it.
Youngsters at the girls school in Eastbury Road, Northwood, have designed a mural for the walls of Bromet School, which is around three to four miles away in Watford.
The two schools began their collaboration in the summer after talks between Bromet’s acting head Julie Weyer and Kelly Gibbons, design and technology teacher at St Helen’s.
The schools worked together to design a competition for the children to draw a character from a wellloved children’s book.
The best ideas would be transferred onto a mural which would be displayed in Bromet School’s library.
competition winners from Bromet came to St Helen’s School and joined pupils there to create the mural.
Miss Weyer said: “I really want to say how beneficial the collaboration between St Helen’s and Bromet has been for the children. They got to share ideas and express themselves using equipment and expertise they had not experienced before.
“The children are very proud of their creations both in the library and outside on the school buildings.”
Dr Mary Short, head of St Helen’s, added: “Our collaboration with Bromet School has enabled our art scholars and local pupils to enjoy developing their creative skills while sharing our equipment and expertise.
“The mural features The Gruffalo, along with many other characters from well-known children’s books, and we hope that it will help to fire the imaginations of young readers at Bromet.”
n GRAND DESIGN: Art scholars from St Helen’s School who were involved in the project at Bromet School