His eyes are or­ange and he’s ever so tall

Pupils bring the Gruf­falo alive on school wall

Uxbridge Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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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.”

GRAND DE­SIGN: Art schol­ars from St He­len’s School who were in­volved in the project at Bromet School

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