Creative pupils celebrate art competition success
Artwork created by pupils at High View Primary school in Wandsworth has been recognised as part of a national competition.
The youngsters (aged 9-11) joined forces with a local artist and contractor Sisk, to enhance the hoarding at Peabody’s St John’s Hill estate near Clapham Junction in Wandsworth, which is undergoing a £120m regeneration.
The designs were inspired by residents’ feedback and the theme ‘Diverse Landscapes and Wildlife', which came about by drawing different animal types and thinking about the environment needed for wildlife to thrive.
The final artwork impressed judges of the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition, which encourages thousands of children and construction sites across the country put their creative minds together and make hoardings brighter and more fun.
The pupils from High View Primary received a trophy, goody bags and runners-up certificates in recognition of their achievements.
Martin Craughwell, Senior Contract Manager at Sisk said:
“We thank everyone at High View Primary for their involvement in and commitment to the project. The students have successfully created a mosaic of landscapes that has captivated local interest as well as softened the area.”
Cathy Bacon, Senior Development Manager at Peabody said:
“We’re really pleased that the children and Sisk have been recognised for this project. The artwork has certainly made an impact on the estate. Congratulations and well done to all involved!”