Colburn Primary School pupils produce community artwork

The artwork was displayed in the grounds of North Yorkshire County Council.

Pupils at Colburn Primary School have taken part in an eight-week project of drama workshops and team building games through the 1CommunityProject.

The project culminated in 22 year six pupils from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities designing and creating a piece of ceramics art work demonstrating their ideas about what makes a happy and harmonious community.

The resulting artwork was displayed in the grounds of North Yorkshire County Council during November and has now been officially handed back to the school in a special celebratory assembly.

Chris Layfield, area youth arts coordinator, said: “Working with this group was such a pleasant experience and I am so proud of their attitudes towards acceptance and diversity, as well as the amazing art work they produced.

“So much can be taken from the work with these young people and the respect and lack of prejudice shown towards one another was a breath of fresh air.

“Each young person showed themselves to be a true community advocate and role model in celebrating what a true community looks like.

“Thank you Colburn Primary School for your fantastic input within this project.”

Pupil Rhys Wellington said: “Creating the art work was fun and educational, it was a pleasure to work with Chris and Anna.”

Mollie Ann Blair added: “We had to work together to create the art work.  We learnt a lot about being a community.”