Monday, 11 July 2011

Berkeley Primary School piant the Castle!

Local school children to paint mural at Berkeley Castle

School children from Berkeley Primary School are getting the chance to create a masterpiece at Berkeley Castle.

The log shed at the Castle, which dates from the late 19th century, has been transformed into a fabulous craft space and wet weather shelter by two combined local projects.

On June 21st 2011, a local team from Magnox South Limited built a plaster-board frame within the brick built log shed, as part of a team building day for 20 staff based at the Berkeley Centre of Magnox South. The boards were then skimmed and painted, and on Wednesday 6th July, teaching assistants from Berkeley Primary School began to prepare the walls for the ‘Berkeley Mural’ designed by the children at the school.

Whilst the Castle is open to visitors, children from Berkeley Primary School will be on site from Monday 11th July 2011 to paint the mural onto the walls. It is expected that it may take up to two weeks for the mural to be completed.

Head Teacher, Debbie Marklove said:
The children have been really inspired by the idea of painting a ‘Berkeley Mural’ on the walls at the Castle. It will be a challenge to complete the mural before the end of term, but we are all looking forward to seeing the finished result!”

The mural will be a real feature, and will create a fabulous backdrop for the Castle Arts & Crafts sessions taking place in the log shed every Thursday throughout August.

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