Norfolk pupils design new mural that celebrates the seasons

Some summer warmth may have brightened up autumn this year, but at Brooke Primary School you can now experience the delights of all four seasons at once.

The primary school, near Poringland, held the grand opening of a new school mural on Friday and raised some money for Children In Need in the process.

Autumn, winter, spring and summer can all be experienced on the new mural after it was designed and painted by the school's pupils in conjunction with a local artist.

Vicky West, whose children Isabella and Imogen both attend Brooke Primary and who works out of the Muspole Workshops in Norwich, said: 'The mural was completed in five days by the 25 final year students.

'They wanted a mural of the seasons, and gave me drawings and ideas to get the picture started.

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'I designed a simple background, and some ideas of what to put in it.

'The children drew straight on to the boards using pencils and I chalked round their design.

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'I then gave them colours to paint their drawings, helping them with any problems, and cleaning up the lines.' Vicky and her husband, Anthony, attended a ribbon-cutting event on Friday afternoon where the mural was celebrated and enjoyed by children and parents.

A plaque was unveiled and a poem recited by the school's younger pupils.

Alison Haynes, reception and year one teacher at Brooke Primary, said: 'We've had a mural up for 10 years and it was starting to look a bit old.

'So I spoke to Vicky to ask if she would be interested and said about the four seasons because we do a lot of work on that in class.

'I spoke to our year six teacher as well and Vicky then went and worked with the year six children to make it look lovely.

'She helped them to actually draw their pictures and it does look lovely, really lovely.'

The event also raised �157 in donations for Children In Need.

Is your school doing something unusual? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or alternatively email

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