Pupils pick up paintbrushes for MK Council

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Pupils from Jubilee Wood Primary School, serving Fishermead and Oldbrook, picked up their paintbrushes to create a collection of artwork for the Saxon Court office.

The pupils, aged five to 11 worked together to create ten canvasses using collage techniques, glitter, paint and sequins. Each piece is a celebration of cultural diversity, from African landscapes and Ramboli traditions – a form of Indian folk art – to the modern cityscape of Milton Keynes.

A presentation was held at the Saxon Court office, where Children and Families Service Groups are based, with some of the pupils who took part talking about their pieces. The artwork was presented to Michael Bracey, Assistant Director for Education, Effectiveness and Participation on behalf of the council.

Tony Berwick, headteacher at Jubilee Wood Primary School, said: “The pupils worked together over the course of a week to design and create each piece in groups. I am extremely proud of their hard work and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the teachers and council staff who made this a success.”

Michael Bracey, assistant director for education, effectiveness and participation at Milton Keynes Council, said: “Those who attended the artwork presentation ceremony have commented on the fantastic creativity, enthusiasm and talent of the pupils from Jubilee Wood Primary School. We will displaying the pieces throughout our Saxon Court office, which I am sure will stimulate discussion between both colleagues and visitors to the premises.”