A giant mural taking inspiration from a much loved book by a Pembrokeshire artist has been a big hit at a County school.
The Springboard Project has worked with families in the Neyland area over the last year to create a mural based on the beautifully illustrated Jackie Morris book The Lost Words.
Led by Springboard’s tremendously talented tutors, Rosella Phillips and Paul Webb, and supported by Shelley Holmes and Fran Evans, the mural in the playground of Neyland Community School celebrates the flora and fauna of Pembrokeshire.
Headteacher, Clare Hewitt said: “Our families have had a wonderful time working with Springboard and all the visiting artists to create this absolute masterpiece based on The Lost Words.
“It looks stunning on our playground wall and the children are so proud of their work. It is a real talking point with all our children and such a unique piece of artwork. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with all the professionals involved.”
As a thank you to everyone in involved in the project, a trip was organised by Springboard to take families to see Jackie Morris’ The Lost Words Exhibition at Oriel y Parc, St David's.
Springboard Coordinator, Laura Phillips said: “I am thrilled that Jackie Morris’ work has inspired everyone to find the artist that is within us all.”
She added: “Providing families with opportunities like this to do creative and ambitious projects is one of Springboard’s key goals. Neyland families have excelled themselves yet again.”
Springboard is a Learning Pembrokeshire project which runs a wide range of fun, free and exciting courses for adults and families in targeted areas.