History in the making

EXHIBIT Headteacher Julia Vincent with pupils, Lisa Edwards, Paige Levett and Ellie Reynolds.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (121549-1)
EXHIBIT Headteacher Julia Vincent with pupils, Lisa Edwards, Paige Levett and Ellie Reynolds. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (121549-1)
Bosmere Junior School, Havant

Hampshire schools built in the 1980s deemed of historic importance to the UK

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IT’S a thought-provoking snapshot into the history of a town since the age of Queen Victoria.

The mural has been designed and created by art students at Warblington School in Havant.

After months in the making, it is now pride of place in the reception area of Emsworth Community Centre.

Head of creative and performing arts at the school Vanessa Meyer said: ‘We came up with the idea of doing a mural that represented Emsworth through the ages.

‘The students went to Emsworth Museum and did some research on what Emsworth looked like at different historic times like when Queen Victoria visited.

‘There’s also images of when the food festival happened and the shop that used to sell the oysters.’

She added: ‘When we finished it was a quite a hilarious journey getting to the community centre with the mural on top of the minibus.’

Brendan Gibb-Gray, who came up with the idea of a mural in the community centre, said it had given the centre a new lease of life.

He said: ‘It’s absolutely superb. It’s a work of art.’