Gifted pupils show off new art work at St Albans school

A STRIKING new piece of artwork on the wall of a St Albans school marks the culmination of a year-long project.

Twelve children at Wheatfields Junior School in Downes Road, considered to be gifted and talented in art, were selected to participate in the project organised by visiting art teacher Marian Bright.

They attended weekly sessions throughout the year, run by Sandringham teacher Marian, in preparation for the final piece.

The theme of the project was music and the children listened to jazz in the first session in their search for inspiration. They also explored the work of artists who had painted musical instruments and then the pupils and Marian came up with the final design for the artwork together.

Marian said that she was amazed by the children’s achievement and added: “The children were quite professional and took it seriously.”

Gillian Waters, deputy head teacher of Wheatfields, said that she was “really pleased with the end project” and felt that it helped the children develop their teambuilding skills as well as showing off their artistic talent.