Portsmouth pupils show off their grand designs

ARTISTIC Lord Mayor Cheryl Buggy, with (left to right): Bradley Thomson, Joshua Cunningham, Marlene De Almeida, Liam Francis, Kennedy Bull, Georgia Nicholls, Alaric Foskett and Luke May whose art will be used to revamp Market Way roundabout
ARTISTIC Lord Mayor Cheryl Buggy, with (left to right): Bradley Thomson, Joshua Cunningham, Marlene De Almeida, Liam Francis, Kennedy Bull, Georgia Nicholls, Alaric Foskett and Luke May whose art will be used to revamp Market Way roundabout
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MAGICAL flowers, trees and lollipops designed by primary schoolchildren will spruce up a Portsmouth city centre landmark later this year.

Youngsters from Charles Dickens Juniors, Arundel Court Juniors and Flying Bull Primary created the imaginative images for the Market Way roundabout project near Commercial Road.

And now they will be turned into real-life artworks by Portsmouth City Council as part of a plan to brighten up the entrance to the city centre.

Lord Mayor Cllr Cheryl Buggy, who came up with the idea, said: ‘Revamping the roundabout is part of the council’s plan to improve the first impression people get when driving into the city centre.

‘We worked with local schools on the designs, and chose the best 16. The structures on the roundabout will be based on these colourful, imaginative designs.

‘The trees and flowers and lollipops will look bright, fun and futuristic – they’ll put a smile on people’s faces.’

The final works will be installed for free by the council’s highways contractor Colas.