New Zealand Mural Project
Year 5 and 6 from Indigo Class with the completed mural.
Mrs Jackie Devine and the children from St Andrews School in Breightmet have been working hard on designs for a mural to be sent to Marina View School in West Harbour - Auckland - New Zealand - via the internet.
activities during Victorian times - the theme of the 8 paneled mural -
shows imagined scenes from the mills and the mines, school life and the
different lifestyles of the rich and poor. Marina View School will use the
design and replicate it as faithfully as possible on a wall somewhere in
the their school.
Pictures of the Mural Design
Bolton Evening News
First published on Wednesday 30 January 2002:
Wall wings its way Down Under by Net
A LITTLE chunk of Breightmet will be winging its way across the world to brighten up a wall in New Zealand.
Pupils at St
Andrew's Primary School in Withins Drive have designed a "virtual
mural" based on the theme of
Children from years
five and six have dedicated an hour per week over the last two months to
youngsters have already completed their half of the "mural swap"
by painting the design invented
Community artist and
co-ordinator for Breightmet Arts, Les Elvin, forged the links between the
two schools when
The two sets of
pupils have been exchanging e-mails and will be holding a live video
conference once the mural
Jacky Devine, who teaches art to junior pupils, said: "The kids have really enjoyed the mural work.
project is very exciting and we are looking forward to keeping in regular
touch with the children in
"The New Zealand school has a real multi-cultural feel to it which will be interesting for our pupils."