St Albans mural aims to brighten up area and raise money for rare birds

The Bright Young Things mural. Picture: Woody Webster

The Bright Young Things mural. Picture: Woody Webster - Credit: Archant

A mural has been painted outside a tuition centre in St Albans to raise money for rare birds in the Galápagos Islands.

Bright Young Things, at 12 Ridgmont Road, organised to have the mural of blue-footed boobies and flamingoes painted across the side of the centre to raise money to protect the endangered boobies’ island home.

Woody Webster, director of the centre, said: “We had a white wall outside Bright Young Things, and we wanted to brighten the area up. We’ve had people walking in saying ‘we love your wall’.

“I designed it and got a painter to paint it. The blue booby is such a rare creature and it’s only in a really small part of the world.”

At the centre, staff are raising money through fundraising events and by selling blue socks.


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Woody said: “Everyone loves flamingoes, but flamingoes and blue-footed boobies do not live together, so I’m actually ecologically incorrect.”

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