Pupils add a splash of colour to school

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YOUNG artists are bringing the walls of their school to life with water-themed artwork.

Children at Emsworth Primary School are working with local artist Ami Lowman to develop a picture story that will be painted on large boards and displayed outside the school.

The project is being paid for by Southern Water and helped by Making Space, a community art centre in Leigh Park.

The area being spruced up is used by the school for breakfast and after-school clubs, as well as activities run by the Orchard Children’s Centre.

The Mayor of Havant, Yvonne Weeks and Southern Water’s Penny Hodge, joined pupil Sam Latawski as he worked on his designs, as pictured above.

She said: ‘I have really enjoyed my visit to the school and taking part with the children as they paint their boards. The artwork will really enhance the area and provide the children and visitors with a pleasant environment.’

Rosie Law, headteacher at Emsworth Primary School, said: ‘We are delighted by this opportunity and thank Southern Water for making it available to our school.

‘Enthusiastic and talented artists across the primary phase will be learning together to create their designs and help to make the outside environment even more attractive.’

Southern Water spokesman Geoff Loader said: ‘This is a worthwhile project that gives young people the chance to get involved in improving the environment for everyone who uses and visits the school. I have been very impressed with their creativity and enthusiasm.’