Community action is a core part of Wellington College’s Global Citizenship programme. Pupils are encouraged to explore and follow their passions, whilst developing Global Citizenship competencies and their own personal growth.
Shreya and Amy have been doing just that by taking on a project a stone’s throw away in Crowthorne High Street. After noticing the Crowthorne Millennium Mural had weathered away, the pupils picked up their paint brushes to breathe life back into the 23 year old street art.
The pair have gone through several stages of refurbishment, which have included an afternoon to prepare the pavement to make the surface adequate for painting, a number of base paints and painting the new design.
The restoration has thrown in a few challenges along the way, most problematic being the adverse weather conditions and limited equipment, but when everything was going well the team really enjoyed the project.
“It was good to do something we’ve never done before and we’ve both learnt some new skills.”
“Many of the local community stopped to look at the mural as we were working. We hope many more will enjoy the new design.”
One more session is required to seal the design so it doesn’t wear away with time and weather.
Well done Shreya and Amy for a restoration The Repair Shop would be proud of.