Art at Le Squez
Samares School art work brings colour to Le Squez hoardings
Students at Samares School have added a splash of colour to building hoardings at Le Squez.
Over the past few months pupils at the school have been working on a series of designs, including hand prints, beach scenes and pictures of animals, flowers and trees, to help decorate the hoardings surrounding the £9.5 million social housing redevelopment at Le Squez. This week those designs left the classroom for their new home on site.
Samares School head teacher Isobel Wood said that they had been delighted to get involved and had enlisted the help of Kerrie Gallichan to create the design. ‘Kerrie is the parent of a former pupil and she came up with some great ideas. Her designs and the hard work of our pupils has given us the chance to breathe a bit of life into the hoardings and show the pupils’ artwork publicly,’ she said.
The development at Le Squez, which will provide 24 houses and 35 apartments, is being lead by contractor AC Mauger Construction and the company’s Site Manager on the project, Jim Devine, said that the company had been keen to involve the local community and brighten up the working area.
‘This is a long term project and we will be working on phases 2A and 2B of the Le Squez project until October this year and March 2012. It seemed a shame to leave the hoardings bare for all that time so we asked the school if they would like to help us out. The results are great and are much more cheerful for everyone who passes the site,’ said Mr Devine.