Canning Town pupils show creative side
Pupils in Canning Town have been getting creative to provide artistic works for a nearby allotment.
Children at St Luke’s in Ruscoe Road were asked by Sisk Construction and recruitment centre The Place to create drawings and paintings of their favourite Canning Town sites or make sculptures or artwork for the growing area in Silvertown Way.
Sarah Braithwaite, of the Canning Town and Custom House regeneration team at The Place, said: “It is great to see how the children see their local area and express this creatively through such an amazing range of sculptures, bug houses, mobiles and paintings.
“They are also really aware of how important it is to look after their world for the future.”
Sisk Construction provided prizes for first and second place in each year group at St Luke’s with winners receiving cinema vouchers.
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Kai Shaw took first place for Year 6 with his fox sculpture.
Year 2 winner Camilo Quinteroo made a scarecrow, which doubles as a storage space for tools.
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Chris Harrison, senior contracts manager at Sisk Construction, said: “We are really pleased to be able to work with and support the children from St Luke’s Primary School.
“These are fantastic examples of the children’s artworks and Sisk look forward to working with the children and the school in developing and encouraging this talent during the next year.”
Paul Durrant, pastoral lead learning manager at St Luke’s, who judged the competition entries with Sarah, added: “I thought the children produced some stunning pieces of art and sculpture and showed great creativity in the task.”
The winning entries will be displayed at the newly opened art gallery window at Rathbone Market during the summer.