Continents come together as Clanfield school unveils celebratory mosaic

A COMMUNITY art project has commemorated the twinning of schools in Portsmouth and Africa.

Saturday, 24th September 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:45 pm
Co-founders Charles Etoru and Steve Peach unveil the mosaic in front of a mixture of Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils at Clanfield Junior School Picture: Habibur Rahman (161327-69)

The large decorative mosaic was unveiled at Clanfield Junior School, which has been a partner of the Bukorwe Primary School in Uganda for six years.

Revealed yesterday by Steve Peach and Charles Etoru, co-founders of the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project, the mosaic depicts pupils from both schools coming together to play with a vibrantly coloured parachute.

The children are framed by the school’s respective mottos: Clanfield’s ‘Be The Best That You Can Be’ and Bukorwe’s ‘Success Through Determination’.

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Rebecca Buckle, Clanfield’s assistant headteacher, said: ‘This has truly been a community event that has drawn everyone together to produce a stunning piece of art for our school grounds.’

Designed by Hambledon artist Philippa Adams, everyone from pupils to governors to catering staff helped put the tiles in place.

Ms Buckle said: We are already enjoying the benefits of this enhancement of our working environment, and it will be a lasting legacy for successive generations of children at the school.’