Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School


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Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
Murals bring colour to Padbury Primary School
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DR Seuss’s Cat in the Hat is the latest artwork to brighten up the grounds of Padbury Primary School.

Parent and P&C member Sue Arkley said the library mural took 13 hours to paint over two days.

This brings the school’s murals to eight, with more than 90 students, parents and teachers painting over 80 hours to inject some colour into the buildings.

Ms Arkley said the P&C had been funding the project, which was aims to get the students and community working together to create collaborative artworks.

“It’s teaching the kids tolerance of others, sharing and cooperation, it gives them a sense of pride in their school and deters vandalism,” she said.

“They are learning the importance of serving the community and giving back, whilst gaining the experience of painting on a large scale and having fun.”

Ms Arkley said volunteering her time had also given her “so much joy”.

“I have groups of four kids at a time to paint with me,” she said.

“I get the teachers to involve the kids beforehand with drawing ideas and then I do a theme from there.

“It’s amazing how it gets people talking and excited about art.”