Leicester schoolchildren create a scene at University building project

Posted by de57 at Feb 11, 2013 10:50 AM |
Mural at University of Leicester’s College Hall brings together local community

The builder’s hoarding at College Hall, University of Leicester, has been livened up with a mural, created by local artist Peter Welton and the nearby St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy.

The mural, which is over a hundred feet long, is made up of 18 different panels – each one depicting a different local scene or landmark from the Knighton area. 

Peter Welton, who has a studio in Arnesby, joined forces with the University of Leicester, contractor Willmott Dixon, and St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy to create the mural, with work beginning in September 2012.

Photographs were taken of local scenes and transferred in outline onto large sheets of wood. Children from the local school were then invited to paint the mural, with pupils of all ages participating.

David Vernon, Project manager in the University of Leicester’s Estates and Facilities Management Division said:

“Willmott Dixon, who kindly supplied all the materials for free, often engage with local schools to decorate their hoardings and the University of Leicester saw this as an excellent opportunity to include the local community in the project.

“The University of Leicester would like to extend their thanks to the staff and students of St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy for their time and effort in transforming the builders hoarding into a temporary street scene that can be enjoyed by all in the local community.”

Click here to view a picture gallery of the mural. 

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