Interclass has recently helped pupils create a rainbow mosaic at Christ Church CE Primary School in Walsall.
Building contractor, Interclass is currently working in partnership with the school and Walsall Council to create a new £1.7m extension at the school which includes five new classrooms.
The colourful artwork, which is made up of stones individually hand-painted by the pupils, has now been set in place at the entrance to the school to form a rainbow by Interclass and one of their subcontractors, CPL Groundworks who kindly supplied the concrete.
Rainbows have become a symbol of hope and bringing people together especially over the last 12 months, a theme which the school have been keen to continue through this fantastic piece of artwork which aims to spread positivity and happiness.
As well as bright colours, the stones incorporate messages such as ‘Be Happy’ to symbolise positive thinking.
Sean Davies, Head Teacher at Christ Church CE Primary School said:
“This has been a lovely joint venture between Interclass and the pupils of Christ Church CE Primary School. Our latest ‘Rainbow’ has been cemented in place with the Interclass team supporting the children’s work by laying the cement for the stones to be laid! We are really pleased with our new piece of art and the pupils, parents and staff of Christ Church would like to thank Interclass for their help! Community spirit is strong in Leamore!”
Steve Budding, Site Manager at Interclass, was delighted to help the school with this, and said:
“Since we started work on site, the pupils have had a natural interest in what we were doing and we really wanted to involve the school and its pupils in the construction of their new school building. When the pupils were tasked with painting the stones by the school – which they did a fantastic job in doing – we were only too happy to help them make their mark by setting the stones in place for them. Now everyone can stop and admire as they walk past, hopefully for many years to come!”
Seeing the enthusiasm of the children when works commenced on site, Interclass also incorporated viewing panels and observation boards onto the hoarding to allow the pupils to draw pictures of what they could see.
Phil Walker, Contracts Manager at Interclass, added:
“Interclass have a long-standing commitment to working with local communities and working in school environments, and where the school is adjacent to the live construction site, we can become a real part of the school life. Getting involved in activities like this, delivering more than just the building and making a positive contribution is what it’s all about.”
Interclass were appointed to deliver the schools expansion project earlier this year, with works commencing in February.
Once complete, the new extension will provide excellent additional facilities and educational opportunities for staff and pupils, and will also allow the school to provide further places in the coming years.
The project is schedule to complete in November 2021.