Hartlepool pupils are set an arty task

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PRIMARY school pupils are gearing up for a colourful project with a team of artists.

The youngsters from St Aidan’s Primary School, in Loyalty Road, Hartlepool, are taking part in the six-week Art Award initiative with the creative team from town firm BloomInArt.

The concept of the work is based around the schools core values and the final piece will become a permanent feature in the school hall.

Emma Wheatman, one of the directors of BloomInArt

Twenty children from across St Aidan’s school have been selected to take part in the arty task to create a unique glass mosaic-like piece for the wall in their school hall.

They will use the school’s traditions, morals and values to come with ideas for the wall art.

One of the artists and directors of BloomInArt, Emma Wheatman, said: “We are passionate about the importance of the arts in education.

“Embracing the arts at a young age can have a positive impact on a child’s overall learning and development.

“Twenty pupils from across St Aidan’s school have been selected to take part in the creative project.

“Over the six weeks pupils will design, develop and create elements for a bespoke glass installation.

“The concept of the work is based around the schools core values and the final piece will become a permanent feature in the school hall.”

She added: “While participating in the project the pupils will also be working to achieve the ‘Discover’ Arts Award qualification, gaining a valuable insight into the arts and culture and the impact this has on their daily lives.”

BloomInArt is a community interest company which was launched in July last year and is based in Hartlepool Enterprise Centre, in Brougham Terrace, run by Emma and co-director Rachel Laycock.

Since the launch the company has worked on a number of successful schools residencies and continue to develop links across the region.

BloomInArt also deliver regular creative workshops for children and adults at the Summerhill Visitor’s Centre.