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Pupils create a faith mural

A group of lucky St. Mungo’s pupils participated in a series of three mosaic workshops to create a mural for display in the school. The pupils designed and created the mural collaboratively. The visiting artist Teena Gould works as a ceramicist and art therapist in Glasgow and has also enjoy much success working in Public Art. The workshops took place during February and March.

As part of the Art Department’s aims to promote emotional literacy, we are introducing workshops that link with the school values of Faith, Hope and Love. Teena Gould worked closely with the pupils to select a word that they felt best represented the school values. The word they selected was ‘Faith’ and they used mirror tiles to represent this word as they believed faith was ‘reflected across the school’. The colourful mural will soon go on display in the school. Pupils developed skills in practical design, teamwork, creative thinking and working to deadlines. Teena Gould commented that the St. Mungo’s pupils are ‘helpful and imaginative’.

The pupils who participated in this project were selected as they had demonstrated strengths within design and planning during their S2 and S3 art lessons. Some pupils have been identified as Art Scholars as a result of this experience. Art scholars will receive extra support after school to foster their artistic talents. They will also have access to art trips and workshops in the next academic year.

The impact of this mural was that the project increased pupil participation in the Art Department, enhanced engagement in creative activities and contributed to the positive ethos of the wider school.