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Students design a masterpiece at Selston High School

The old library building at Selston High School has had a makeover.

Now named ‘The Pit Stop’, the space is used by students as an extra dining area and study space during morning break and lunch times. The room was very bland and beige and needed brightening up, so the Art department ran a house competition to design a mural for the very large wall at the back of the room.

The competition was very popular with over a hundred entries submitted. We found it hard to select a winner so we chose 5!  The winning entries were designed by key stage 3 students, Aleisha Adcock, Grace Howatson, Alex Roberts, Tom Bracher and Clark Hawtin.

The 5 designs were then given to artist Nathan Bainbridge of Small Kid designs, Nottingham. Nathan is a graffiti artist who has created work for many Nottingham colleges, ITV, YHA Nottingham and various bars and clubs in the area. He combined the designs and produced the final design that was to be created.

The mural was then created by Nathan in just 2 days during the summer holidays. The student’s reaction to the mural on return to school has been extremely positive. It has brightened up the space and created a happy learning environment for the students.

The young designers are being rewarded by taking part in an Art workshop with Nathan later in the year.

Kate McKinlay, Subject Leader of Art & Design at Selston High School, said: “We are all so thrilled with the new design. It is bright and energetic and it’s allowed us to showcase the work of some of our really talented students. We would like to thank Nathan for agreeing to be involved and producing some a wonderful final piece of work.”