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LEIGH Park schoolchildren will explore the National Museum of the Royal Navy to inspire original artworks next week.

Youngsters from Front Lawn Juniors and St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary will work alongside museum staff and artists on the Sear Life Arts and Community Roadshow project, on Monday and Tuesday.

This is a government-funded scheme run by the museum and Leigh Park crafts centre Making Space.

A museum spokeswoman said: ‘This will offer local budding Picassos a chance to work with two professional artists and create their own masterpieces based on the museum’s collections and the maritime heritage of the area.

‘Artist Deborah Dodsworth and textile and vintage fashion designer Amy Lowman will help the children find inspiration for their work. They will then spend a two further days helping the children turn their ideas into masterpieces.’

The artwork will go on display at St Francis Church Hall, Leigh Park, on February 24.