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Upton Park pupils bring colour to old West Ham Boleyn Ground site

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 June 2018

Primary school pupils' artwork around Upton Gardens, the former site of West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Picture: Barratt London

Primary school pupils' artwork around Upton Gardens, the former site of West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Picture: Barratt London

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Bubbles, blue and claret line the former site of the Boleyn Ground on new hoardings created by Newham schoolchildren.

Primary school pupils' artwork around Upton Gardens, the former site of West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Picture: Barratt LondonPrimary school pupils' artwork around Upton Gardens, the former site of West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Picture: Barratt London

Pupils at St Edward’s Primary School have redesigned the walls facing Green Street with colourful creations.

Their delightful designs, which feature books, bright patterns and a bear wearing a West Ham strip, surround the Hammers’ old home.

The pictures are part of a competition between the school and developer Barratt London, who is building flats at the site, the Children Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and Considerate Constructor Scheme.

Richard Hopkins, Barratt’s senior project manager, said the youngsters “have done a superb job” with their “vibrant” ideas.

Primary school pupils' artwork around Upton Gardens, the former site of West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Picture: Barratt LondonPrimary school pupils' artwork around Upton Gardens, the former site of West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Picture: Barratt London

“We’ve had a superb response from staff and pupils alike and it has become a talking point for our community,” he added.

The pictures are not all sunshine and rainbows, however. They also highlight the importance of road safety for kids.

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