All 35 pupils at Sampford Arundel School have left a lasting memorial to Diamond Jubilee year in the form of a tiled ceramic mural set into the wall of the main building. Each tile carries the initial of the child or teacher who made it.
The artwork was made by children and staff under the guidance of local artists Jo Dove and Sarah Fairfax and is designed to be a lasting memorial of the 2012 celebrations of the Queen’s 60 years as monarch.
Made up of tiles – one each for every child and member of staff in the school – around a central crown motif the work should last as long as the brick wall on which it is mounted. Each child also made a copy of their tile as a personal souvenir to take home and keep.
Sampford Arundel School’s jubilee artwork was officially unveiled by the Chair of the Parish Council Janet Lloyd Friday 13th July.